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


Mégots de cigarette (dont filtres)53
Bouteille plastique (boissons) de plus de 0,5 l6
Emballages alimentaire (barquette, emballages sandwich, pot de yaourt, emballages fast food)34
Bouteilles plastiques hors boisson (nettoyants ménagers, bouteilles cosmétiques)30
Sacs plastique et fragments de sacs plastique650
Bâtons de sucette142
Déchets sanitaires / hygiènes : Tampons, applicateurs, serviettes hygiénique + emballages19
Déchet sanitaire : Masque5
Morceaux de polystyrène entre 2,5 et 50 cm22
Morceaux de plastique entre 2,5 et 50 cm1037
Gobelets en plastique, dont couvercle8
Déchets liés à la pêche: filets (dont morceaux), cordes, cordelettes, filets et cordes entremêlées200
Déchets liés à la pêche : Lignes de pêche/hameçon, boîte d'appats1
Cartouches de chasse22
Sandales / chaussures4
Morceaux de fer, ferraille4
Vêtements, torchons7

Filter medias






People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up