Initiative Océane – Antenne Hérault

Organized by Surfrider Fondation Herault

Date & hour

Sunday 01/29/2023


423-423 Rue Samuel Baassaget, 34130, Carnon-Plage, Mauguio, Hérault, Occitanie, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

400Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

330Tobacco products with filters

181Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

144Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

84Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

49Lollipop sticks

38Bottle caps


31Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl

26Plastic bottle caps


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants20
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled10
Do you visit this place often?Oui
To your knowledge, is there normally a large amount of litter in this area?Oui
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?Nsp
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Oui
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?Non
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 seaOui
- Near a major shipping areaOui
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townOui
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters330
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl31
Plastic bottle caps26
Lollipop sticks49
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs1
Sanitary: Mask2
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)12
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm181
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm400
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.84
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes9
Shotgun cartridges1
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters2
Sandals / shoes2
Glass bottles17
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces144
Bottle caps38
Pieces of iron or scrap iron18
Clothes, tea towels1

Filter medias


People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up