Initiative Océane ~ Surfrider France Antenne 56 X West Surf Association

Organized by Morbihan Antenne

Date & hour

Sunday 03/26/2023


6088 Lieu-Dit la Falaise, 56520, Guidel, Morbihan, Bretagne, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 745Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

1 482Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

395Plastic bottle caps

266Confectionery packets and wrappers

84Fishing: lines, hooks

83Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

58Shellfish aquaculture

43Food packaging

36Shotgun cartridges

29Tobacco products with filters


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants75
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?Non
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Oui
Please specify35 morceaux de bois/palette ; 4 brique ; 3 bouchons en liège
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Oui
Please specify1 bouteille en plastique made in japan/écrite en japonais ; 1 totoche de bébé ; 2 mètres de caoutchouc (devant servir sur les coques de bateau)
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?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 seaOui
Please specifyLa Laita, Guidel
- Near a major shipping areaOui
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townOui
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités portuaires, Activités nautiques
Please specifyx
Please specifyx
Please specifyPort de plaisance de Guidel
Please specifySurf, canoë-kayak, jet-ski...
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters29
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl0
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl28
Plastic bottle caps395
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)43
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)29
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags22
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)266
Lollipop sticks22
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials3
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs13
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators2
Sanitary: Mask2
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)14
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm83
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1745
Plastic cups, including lid12
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery3
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.1482
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes84
Shotgun cartridges36
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters7
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)58
Glass bottles15
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces7
Bottle caps6
Pieces of iron or scrap iron15
Clothes, tea towels22

Filter medias




People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up