Collecte privée lycée Terre de Gascogne

Organized by Zoïa CLEMENT

Date & hour

Friday 04/15/2022


Avenue des Échassiers, 40600, Biscarrosse, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 028Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

110Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

92Plastic bottle caps

68Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

51Tobacco products with filters

40Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

37Food packaging

26Plastic bags and pieces

18Lollipop sticks

12Shotgun cartridges


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants100
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled4
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?Non
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Oui
Please specifyBOIS - 39
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?Oui
Have you observed on the top of the beach some big densities of industrial plastic pellets (sign of an ancient accumulation linked to spring tides)?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?1 - 10
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?1 - 10
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, Blanc
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 seaOui
Please specifyGironde, Basssin d'Arcachon
- Near a major shipping areaOui
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townOui
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités de pêche, Zone de conchyliculture, Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specifyBassin d'Arcachon
Please specifyBassin d'Arcachon
Please specifyBassin d'Arcachon
Please specifyBassin d'Arcachon
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters51
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps92
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)37
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags26
Lollipop sticks18
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs40
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators2
Sanitary: Mask3
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)1
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm68
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1028
Plastic cups, including lid1
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.110
Shotgun cartridges12
Inflatable balloons2
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)5
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces6
Bottle caps3
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2

Filter medias






People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up