Collecte privée Collège Pont de la Maye

Organized by Agathe CHAILLAT-GASPAR

Date & hour

Friday 05/06/2022


Boulevard de la Plage, 33680, Lacanau, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 200Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

300Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

177Plastic bottle caps

60Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

40Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

28Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)

25Shotgun cartridges

20Food packaging

18Glass bottles

15Plastic bags and pieces


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants5
Number of schoolchildren30
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled5
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?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?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 ?Non
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 areaNsp
- Near a tourist areaNsp
- Near a townNsp
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités de pêche
Please specifyBassin d'Arcachon
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters14
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps177
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)20
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)28
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags15
Lollipop sticks12
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials2
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs60
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators9
Sanitary: Mask2
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm40
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1200
Plastic cups, including lid3
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.300
Shotgun cartridges25
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)3
Glass bottles18
Clothes, tea towels4

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People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up