Initiative Océane par Surfrider La Rochelle

Organized by Antenne La Rochelle

Date & hour

Sunday 03/26/2023


10 Cours Marechal Juin, 17340, Châtelaillon-Plage, Charente-Maritime, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

2 500Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

1 280Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

49Lollipop sticks

47Plastic bottle caps

39Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

32Food packaging

32Confectionery packets and wrappers

26Tobacco products with filters

23Clothes, tea towels

15Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants37
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled5
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?Non
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)?Non
Avez-vous observé dans les laisses de mer des quantités importantes de granulés plastiques industriels ?Non
What were the colours of the industrial plastic pellets that you observed?Transparent, 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 seaNon
- 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,...)Zone de conchyliculture, Activités nautiques
Please specifyzones de pêches des pertuis à proximité
Please specifyproduction d'huitres
Please specifycentre de voile
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.On avait un tamis pour les micro plastiques mais on cherche toujours une idée pour les compter plus facilement car ça peut être super laborieux au bout de plusieurs milliers;...


Tobacco products with filters26
Plastic bottle caps47
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)32
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags5
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)32
Lollipop sticks49
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs39
Sanitary: Mask1
Wet wipes (sanitary, textile)1
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm15
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm2500
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.1280
Shotgun cartridges12
Bottle caps4
Pieces of iron or scrap iron2
Clothes, tea towels23

Filter medias




People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up