Organized by Camille Fraysse

Date & hour

Wednesday 10/05/2022


2-2 Avenue du Lac, 64210, Bidart, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

742Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

225Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

62Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

61Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

32Plastic bottle caps

31Tobacco products with filters

22Confectionery packets and wrappers

21Plastic bags and pieces

18Lollipop sticks



Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants12
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled6
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
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 areaNsp
- Near a tourist areaNsp
- 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
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During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters31
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl7
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl0
Plastic bottle caps32
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)5
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)3
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags21
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)22
Lollipop sticks18
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials2
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs62
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators2
Sanitary: Mask1
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm225
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm742
Plastic cups, including lid8
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.61
Shotgun cartridges8
Cigarette lighters4
Sandals / shoes2

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People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up