IO + sensibilisation avec l'école Efflorescence

Organized by Surfrider antenne bénévole Landes

Date & hour

Friday 03/17/2023


Plage Centrale, Avenue des Hippocampes, 40150, Soorts-Hossegor, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

191Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

118Plastic bottle caps

98Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

83Food packaging

58Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

13Lollipop sticks

5Shotgun cartridges

5Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm


3Confectionery packets and wrappers


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants2
Number of schoolchildren20
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled2
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?Oui
Have you noticed an excessive amount of other types of litter?Non
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?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?+ 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, Noir
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 seaNon
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- 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 de pêche, Activités nautiques
Please specifysurfcasting, pêche en mer
Please specifyNon applicable
Please specifysurf, paddle, wakebord...
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps118
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)83
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)3
Lollipop sticks13
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs191
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators3
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm5
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm98
Plastic cups, including lid2
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.58
Shotgun cartridges5
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters3
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces1

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People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up