JSE Lindt

Organized by Laura Gauvrit

Date & hour

Tuesday 06/21/2022


Plage de Labenne, Rond-Point de l'Europe, 40530, Labenne-Océan, Labenne, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

2 373Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

416Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

324Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

209Plastic bags and pieces

154Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

140Pieces of iron or scrap iron

122Plastic bottle caps

110Tobacco products with filters

107Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

98Food packaging


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants90
Length of beach/bank cleaned+ de 1000m
Please specify3000
Number of bags filled14
Do you visit this place often?Non
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Non
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?Oui
Please specifygravats : 800
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Oui
Please specifygravats / ferrailles
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)?Non
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?1 - 10
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 seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- 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 nautiques
Please specifysurf
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters110
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl35
Plastic bottle caps122
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)98
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)5
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags209
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)49
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs107
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators44
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm324
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm2373
Plastic cups, including lid6
Picnic dishes: cutlery2
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.416
Shotgun cartridges13
Cigarette lighters1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)15
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces154
Bottle caps5
Pieces of iron or scrap iron140
Clothes, tea towels18

Filter medias



People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up