Collecte privée Collège François Mauriac

Organized by Agathe CHAILLAT-GASPAR

Date & hour

Tuesday 05/16/2023


Rue de l'Océan, 33121, Carcans-Plage, Carcans, Gironde, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FRA


Top 10 of collected items

3 300Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

774Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

167Food packaging

154Plastic bottle caps

87Sanitary waste: Cotton swabs

76Clothes, tea towels

75Plastic bags and pieces

47Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl

47Tobacco products with filters

44Lollipop sticks


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants60
Number of schoolchildren55
Length of beach/bank cleanedDe 200 à 500m
Number of bags filled5
Do you visit this place often?Non
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)?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 ?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 seaOui
Please specifyPlage
- 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 nautiques
Please specifySurf
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Oui


Tobacco products with filters47
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl47
Plastic bottle caps154
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)167
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags75
Lollipop sticks44
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs87
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators8
Pieces of polystyrene between 2.5 and 50 cm37
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm3300
Plastic cups, including lid15
Picnic dishes: cutlery3
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.774
Shotgun cartridges5
Shellfish aquaculture-related litter (container, shellfish pot, plastic shellfish «sweep» film, etc.)37
Glass pieces / ceramic pieces25
Bottle caps16
Clothes, tea towels76

Filter medias



People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up