La Cara Invisible del Planeta, limpieza ambiental, playa de El Carabassí, Elche

Organized by Actuamos Alicante

Date & hour

Sunday 06/12/2022


03195, ESP


Top 10 of collected items

400Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

200Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm


35Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

25Plastic bottle caps


20Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

20Tobacco products with filters

16Plastic bags and pieces

9Plastic bottles ≤ 0,5 L


Type of collectionA pie (playa/orilla)
Number of participants30
Number of schoolchildren3
Length of beach/bank cleaned+ de 1000m
Please specify1200
Number of bags filled12
If you used other bags than the ones provided in the Ocean Initiatives, please specify their capacity:100
Do you visit this place often?No
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?No
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
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)?
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 ?
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?+ 100
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 areaNo
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Actividad de pesca, Actividades náuticas
Please specifypesca con caña
Please specifymotos de agua
Please specifyregatas
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?


Tobacco products with filters20
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm400
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm200
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)8
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags16
Sandals / shoes0
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery0
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)6
Plastic cups, including lid5
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)3
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators0
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs20
Sanitary: Mask3
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials0
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.6
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes8
Shotgun cartridges0
Lollipop sticks0
Cigarette lighters2
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl7
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)2
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl9
Plastic bottle caps25
Inflatable balloons2
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)0
Bottle caps3
Pieces of iron or scrap iron0
Clothes, tea towels6
Glass bottles6
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces35

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People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up