Les élèves de Mérignac et Gradignan nettoient la plage.

Organized by Anne-Sophie Brunet

Date & hour

Tuesday 04/05/2022


Plage du Grand Crohot, 33950, Lège-Cap-Ferret, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

60Tobacco products with filters

23Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

21Confectionery packets and wrappers

14Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

11Lollipop sticks

9Sanitary: Mask

8Plastic bottle caps

8Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm




Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants29
Number of schoolchildren118
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled3
Do you visit this place often?Oui
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Oui
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?Oui
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Non
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Non
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?Non
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.)?Non
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townNon
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités de pêche, Activités nautiques
Please specifyPECHE
Please specify0
Please specifySURF
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui
Do not hesitate to ask us questions about the wastes you have found or to write us anything that seems useful for the Ocean Initiatives. Feel free, the best ideas never remain stowed in the drawers.Nous avons adoré faire cette belle initiative océane qui a éveillée les élèves et accompagnants à l'ambleur de la catastrophe écologique. Les élèves se sont bien emparé du tri des déchets dans un second temps, le lendemain de la récolte. Toutefois, le travail de recensement est vraiment laborieux car trop exhaustif. Nous avons été découragé devant l'ampleur de la tache, c'est d'ailleurs le point qui pourrait nous faire hésiter à reproposer une IO à nos classes. Merci à Surfrider pour leur aide humaine et matérielle.


Tobacco products with filters60
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl2
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl3
Plastic bottle caps8
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)3
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)0
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags4
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)21
Lollipop sticks11
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials2
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs23
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators3
Sanitary: Mask9
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)1
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm8
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm4
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.14
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes2
Shotgun cartridges3
Inflatable balloons0
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)1
Glass bottles1
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces2
Bottle caps4
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2
Clothes, tea towels3

Filter medias







People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up