Recogida de Basuras Marinas ABANCA

Organized by Surfrider Foundation Europe Delegación España

Date & hour

Saturday 10/22/2022


Calle Itsasertza, 20800, Zarauz, Guipúzcoa, País Vasco, ESP


Top 10 of collected items

696Tobacco products with filters

598Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

367Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

61Food packaging

20Plastic bottle caps

15Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

14Lollipop sticks

10Plastic cups

9Clothes, tea towels

7Plastic bags and pieces


Type of collectionA pie (playa/orilla)
Number of participants57
Number of schoolchildren8
Length of beach/bank cleaned500-1000m
Number of bags filled5
Do you visit this place often?No
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?
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?
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?No
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?No
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparentes, Blancos
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)?No
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?No
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.)?No
- Near a river, watercourse or outlet that empties out into the sea
Please specifyRío
- Near a tourist area
- Near a town
- Near a major shipping areaNo
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Actividad de pesca, Actividades portuarias, Actividades náuticas
Please specifyPesca recreativa: deportiva submarina y a caña.
Please specifyPequeño puerto con embarcaciones de pequeño tamaño (lanchas, botes, etc)
Please specifyDeportes acuáticos: surf y buceo.
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?
Do not hesitate to ask us questions about the wastes you have found or to write us anything that seems useful for the Ocean Initiatives. Feel free, the best ideas never remain stowed in the drawers.Se han encontrado los siguientes residuos: - 779 pellets - 9 biosoportes - 26 heces de perro sin bolsa - 2 heces de perro con bolsa - 19 trozos de papel - 11 residuos orgánicos


Colillas de cigarrillos, filtros incluidos696
Fragmentos de plástico de entre 2,5 y 50 cm367
Fragmentos de poliestireno de entre 2,5 y 50 cm598
Envases de chucherías (bolsa de patatas, barritas de chocolate, caramelos, envases de papilla)6
Bolsas de plástico y fragmentos de bolsas de plástico7
Sandalias / zapatillas1
Utensilios de picnic: cubiertos3
Toallitas desechables (sanitarios, textil)7
Vasos de plástico, tapa incluida10
Envases alimentarios (bandejas, sándwich, botes de yogur, comida rápida)61
Residuos sanitarios/higiénicos: Tampones, aplicadores, compresas y sus embalajes5
Residuos sanitarios/higiénicos: Bastoncillos de algodón2
Desechos médicos (plástico): Frascos / tubos / embalajes de medicamentos2
Residuos relacionados con la pesca: redes (incluidos trozos), cuerdas, cordeles, redes y cuerdas entrelazadas15
Residuos relacionados con la pesca: hilos de pescar, anzuelos, cajas de cebo4
Cartuchos de caza1
Palos de chupachups14
Otras botellas de plástico que no sean de bebidas (champús, productos de limpieza...)1
Botellas de plástico de bebida de menos de 50 cl o = a 50 cl2
Tapones de botellas de plástico20
Chapas de bebidas2
Fragmentos de hierro, chatarra2
Ropa, trapos9
Botellas de vidrio2
Fragmentos de vidrio4
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up