Limpieza de playa Arrigunaga

Organized by Ola sin plástico Asociación

Date & hour

Saturday 05/21/2022


Calle Aixerrota, 48993, Guecho, Vizcaya, País Vasco, ESP


Top 10 of collected items

558Tobacco products with filters

150Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

100Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm


79Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

73Plastic bottle caps

60Confectionery packets and wrappers

50Plastic bags and pieces

43Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

35Lollipop sticks


Type of collectionA pie (playa/orilla)
Number of participants43
Number of schoolchildren3
Length of beach/bank cleaned200 - 500m
Number of bags filled5
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:100
Do you visit this place often?
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?
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?
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparentes, Blancos, Negros, Rojos
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)?No
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?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 seaNo
- 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 portuarias
Please specifypeces
Please specifymercado
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?


Tobacco products with filters558
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm100
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm150
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)60
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags50
Sandals / shoes13
Picnic dishes: plates7
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)30
Plastic cups, including lid11
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)35
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators18
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs79
Sanitary: Mask5
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.43
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes2
Shotgun cartridges1
Lollipop sticks35
Cigarette lighters10
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl18
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)33
Plastic bottle caps73
Inflatable balloons1
Bottle caps17
Pieces of iron or scrap iron10
Clothes, tea towels7
Glass bottles15
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces2

Filter medias



People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up