IO école Evariste Galois / Surfrider 40

Organized by Surfrider antenne bénévole Landes

Date & hour

Wednesday 05/10/2023


Rue des Goélands, 40480, Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains, Landes, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

745Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

445Fishing: lines, hooks

240Plastic bags and pieces

195Plastic bottle caps

133Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

40Food packaging

12Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm


8Clothes, tea towels

8Sanitary waste: Tampons


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants5
Number of schoolchildren40
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 100 à 200m
Number of bags filled8
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)?Oui
Could you estimate the quantity of pellets observed over 1 metre?1 - 10
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?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 specifycanal venant du lac marin
- 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 specifysurf, paddle, wakebord...
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters5
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl7
Plastic bottle caps195
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)40
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags240
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs133
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators8
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm12
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm745
Plastic cups, including lid7
Waste fishing gear: fishing lines, hooks, bait boxes445
Shotgun cartridges1
Cigarette lighters1
Sandals / shoes2
Glass bottles2
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces3
Pieces of iron or scrap iron1
Clothes, tea towels8

Filter medias



People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up