ESE: 3e edition de CAP WASTE

Organized by céline Mattera

Date & hour

Saturday 07/16/2022


Balian Café, Montée de la Plage, 40140, Soustons, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 037Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

650Plastic bags and pieces

200Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

142Lollipop sticks

53Tobacco products with filters

34Food packaging

30Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)

22Shotgun cartridges

22Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

19Sanitary waste: Tampons


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants12
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled8
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?Oui
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?10 - 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, Blanc, Noir, Rouge, Autre
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?bleu jaune
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 specifyle courant de Soustons
- 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, Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specifypeche en mer
Please specifytourisme
Please specifysurf canöé paddle
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters53
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl6
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)34
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)30
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags650
Lollipop sticks142
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators19
Sanitary: Mask5
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm22
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1037
Plastic cups, including lid8
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.200
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes1
Shotgun cartridges22
Cigarette lighters2
Sandals / shoes4
Pieces of iron or scrap iron4
Clothes, tea towels7

Filter medias






People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up