COLLECTE • INITIATIVE OCÉANE ~ Surfrider Foundation Finistère ≈ sur la plage de TRONOËN

Organized by Magali NOUGUIER

Date & hour

Sunday 04/24/2022


10 Rue du Cap-Sizun, 29120, Saint-Jean-Trolimon, Finistère, Bretagne, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 500Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

96Plastic bottle caps

90Plastic bags and pieces

87Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

45Tobacco products with filters

20Wet wipes

20Fishing: lines, hooks

15Lollipop sticks

15Confectionery packets and wrappers

10Glass pieces / ceramic pieces


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants10
Number of schoolchildren60
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled8
Do you visit this place often?Non
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Non
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
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?+ 100
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?10 - 100
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent
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 areaOui
- 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 specifyGuilvinec
Please specifyEcole de surf
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters45
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl8
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps96
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)2
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags90
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)15
Lollipop sticks15
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials10
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs5
Sanitary: Mask5
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)20
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm5
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm87
Picnic dishes: cutlery10
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.1500
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes20
Shotgun cartridges10
Cigarette lighters3
Glass bottles4
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces10
Bottle caps3
Pieces of iron or scrap iron6
Clothes, tea towels7

Filter medias


People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up