Initiative Océane avec Surfrider

Organized by Camille Fraysse

Date & hour

Tuesday 05/16/2023


Avenue du Lac, 64210, Bidart, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

1 713Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

567Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

321Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

264Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

84Plastic bottle caps

78Plastic bags and pieces

48Food packaging

23Lollipop sticks

17Tobacco products with filters

13Sanitary waste: Tampons


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants14
Number of schoolchildren0
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 500 à 1000m
Number of bags filled4
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?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 ?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
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 specifystation épuration
- Near a major shipping areaNon
- Near a tourist areaOui
- Near a townNon
You can specify the type of marine activities located on-site (fishing activities, shellfish aquaculture, nautical activities, sailing, port activities,...)Activités nautiques
Please specifysurf sport
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters17
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl1
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl2
Plastic bottle caps84
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)48
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags78
Lollipop sticks23
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs264
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators13
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm321
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm1713
Plastic cups, including lid11
Picnic dishes: cutlery1
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.567
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes1
Shotgun cartridges5
Inflatable balloons1
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes1
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)7
Bottle caps2
Clothes, tea towels2

Filter medias




People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up