Plastic Free Day

Organized by Carolina Bermúdez Rueda

Date & hour

Monday 04/18/2022


Calle La Marina, 29649, Mijas, Málaga, Andalucía, ESP


Top 10 of collected items

845Tobacco products with filters

378Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

366Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

181Picnic dishes: plates

89Confectionery packets and wrappers

77Plastic bags and pieces

66Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

45Food packaging




Type of collectionA pie (playa/orilla)
Number of participants100
Length of beach/bank cleaned500-1000m
Number of bags filled34
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:50
Do you visit this place often?
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?No
In your opinion, has the beach been cleaned (presence of beach cleaning machine tracks or beach cleaned regularly) over the two weeks preceding the clean-up?
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?No
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?No
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?No
Are you aware of any event in the area that could cause a higher presence of litter (community or private parties, unusual weather conditions, beach parties, etc.)?No
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the sea
Please specifyrío
- Near a tourist area
- Near a town
- Near a major shipping area
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Actividades náuticas
Please specifypuerto deportivo en dos municipios cercanos
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?No


Tobacco products with filters845
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm378
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm366
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)89
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags77
Picnic dishes: plates181
Picnic dishes: cutlery11
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)29
Plastic cups, including lid19
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)45
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators10
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs37
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials8
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.33
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes12
Lollipop sticks29
Cigarette lighters1
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)1
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl6
Plastic bottle caps8
Inflatable balloons4
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)4
Bottle caps27
Pieces of iron or scrap iron34
Clothes, tea towels17
Glass bottles15
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces66
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up