Collecte de déchets à la plage de la MILADY organisé par l'ASSOCIATION NOTRE TERRE

Organized by Marlene Nadouze

Date & hour

Sunday 04/23/2023


Avenue d'Ilbarritz, 64200, Biarritz, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

714Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

604Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

213Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

117Lollipop sticks

112Bottle caps

72Glass pieces / ceramic pieces

52Medical waste : packaging / tubes

51Plastic bags and pieces

49Food packaging

49Plastic cups


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants17
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled18
Do you visit this place often?Oui
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?Oui
Please specifyMorceaux éponge plus d'une vingtaine de petits morceaux
Did you find any large or unusual waste (cars, telephone boxes, fridges)?Oui
Please specify2 gros filets de peche
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, Rouge, Autre
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?bleu
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 specifyMilady
- Near a major shipping areaNsp
- 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 nautiques
Please specifysurf
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui
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.Nous avons été très étonnés de la quantité de déchets ramassés sur ces 90min d'action. Beaucoup de polyester et de bâtonnet de sucette.


Tobacco products with filters20
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl3
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl1
Plastic bottle caps35
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)49
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)0
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags51
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)23
Lollipop sticks117
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials52
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs26
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators0
Sanitary: Mask0
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm604
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm714
Plastic cups, including lid49
Picnic dishes: plates0
Picnic dishes: cutlery0
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.213
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes12
Shotgun cartridges1
Inflatable balloons0
Cigarette lighters9
Sandals / shoes2
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)0
Glass bottles0
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces72
Bottle caps112
Pieces of iron or scrap iron43
Clothes, tea towels0

Filter medias


People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up