ARVIK Ocean - Beach cleaning at Stornoway in Scotland ARVIK Ocean - Beach cleaning at Stornoway in Scotland

Organized by Association ARVIK OCEAN

Date & hour

Monday 06/12/2023


South Beach, Stornoway, Isle of Lewis, Scotland, HS1 2, GBR


Top 10 of collected items

863Fishing : nets and ropes (Ø < 1cm)

199Confectionery packets and wrappers

110Plastic bottle caps

100Food packaging

57Plastic bottles ≤ 0,5 L


22Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

12Bottle caps

11Clothes, tea towels

10Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl


Type of collectionA pied (plage/berges)
Number of participants4
Number of schoolchildren0
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?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)?Oui
Please specifyCigarette électronique jetable
Have you observed on the beache or on the riverbanks some industrial plastic pellets* also called mermaid tears?Non
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,...)Activités de pêche, Activités portuaires
Please specifyPort de pêche de Stornoway
Please specifyPort de plaisance
During the course of your Ocean Initiative, did you find and collect biocarriers?Non
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.Beaucoup de matériel de pèche sous forme de cordage en plus ou moins petits morceaux. Et sinon beaucoup d'emballages alimentaires qui ne viennent pas forcément de la mer. Et encore une fois, une cigarette électronique jetable.


Tobacco products with filters3
Plastic bottles (drinks) under 50 cl or = to 50 cl57
Plastic bottles (drinks) over 50 cl10
Plastic bottle caps110
Food packaging (tubs, sandwich wrappers, yoghurt containers, fast food wrappers)100
Plastic bottles except beverages (cleaning products, beauty products)4
Plastic bags and pieces of plastic bags6
Confectionery packets and wrappers (crisp packets, chocolate bars, sweets, fruit purée pouches)199
Medical waste plastic: Medicine packaging / tubes / vials4
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Cotton swabs0
Sanitary / hygienic waste: Tampons and applicators2
Sanitary: Mask2
Pieces of plastic between 2.5 and 50 cm22
Plastic cups, including lid2
Picnic dishes: cutlery4
Waste fishing gear: nets (including pieces of net), ropes, string, tangled nets and ropes.863
Shotgun cartridges1
Cigarette lighters2
Sandals / shoes4
Glass bottles1
Bottle caps12
Pieces of iron or scrap iron3
Clothes, tea towels11
People sensitised
Bags collected
Butts Picked Up