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


Tobacco products with filters696
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm367
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm598
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)6
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags7
Sandals / shoes1
Picnic dishes: cutlery3
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)7
Plastic cups, including lid10
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)61
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators5
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs2
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials2
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.15
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes4
Shotgun cartridges1
Lollipop sticks14
Cigarette lighters3
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)1
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps20
Inflatable balloons3
Bottle caps2
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2
Clothes, tea towels9
Glass bottles2
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces4
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up