Collecte plage du Porge

Organized by Emmanuelle Tosi

Date & hour

Tuesday 08/23/2022


Plage du Gressier, D107, 33680, Le Porge, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

200Tobacco products with filters

200Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

25Food packaging

20Plastic bags and pieces

20Lollipop sticks

11Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

8Confectionery packets and wrappers

7Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

7Bottle caps

6Medical waste : packaging / tubes


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants8
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 100 à 200m
Number of bags filled1
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?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?jaune / vert
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 townNon
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités nautiques
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During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters200
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl0
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl0
Plastic bottle caps5
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)25
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)0
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags20
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)8
Lollipop sticks20
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials6
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs0
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators4
Sanitary: Mask0
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)0
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm7
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm200
Plastic cups, including lid0
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery1
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.11
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes0
Shotgun cartridges0
Inflatable balloons0
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces6
Bottle caps7
Pieces of iron or scrap iron4
Clothes, tea towels4

Filter medias




People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up