1127 Number of
collects

358Report forms
filled

The following figures have been calculated based on 358 report forms filled in before December 10th, 2016, out of a total of 1127 collected,
with a weighting criteria based on the type of collection.

10964
People
sensitised
6550
Bags of litter
collected
364.62
Km
covered

WASTE COLLECTED

Total number of items collected in 194 clean-ups: 281 460 quantified items.

PLASTIC MATERIAL

64462
Cigarette butts

6281
Bottles ≤ 0,5 L

6335
Bottles > 0,5 L

15108
Bottles caps

7094
Food packaging

13233
Plastic bags and pieces

7455
Sweet packaging

4066
Lollipop sticks

1441
Medical wastes: packaging, containers

13172
Sanitary wastes: cotton swabs

2618
Sanitary wastes: tampons

18303
Pieces of polystyrene 2,5-50 cm

33902
Pieces of plastic 2,5-50 cm

2758
Plastic cups

2128
Straws stir-sticks

2357
Picnic dishes

24660
Fishing: cords, small cords (diameter < 1 CM)

1905
Fishing: lines, hooks

7707
Fishing: nets, intertwined ropes

1531
Shotgun shells

407
Tyres

760
Toys

1188
Lighters

366
Balloons

1525
Shoes/Sandals

7400
Shelfish aquaculture

1660
Biomedias

GLASS

5293
Glass bottles

17754
Pieces of glass

METAL

4137
Cans

2491
Pieces of iron

CLOTH

2157
Clothing, tea towels

TESTIMONIES

Surfrider Foundation Paris Chapter
Surfrider

FRANCE

We decided to organize an event with the Paris branch of the Zero Waste France association. We focused on the cigarette butt in the Bastille district (Paris). The result defies all argument: 165 piles, i.e. 16500 cigarette butts. Passers-by and locals were struck by our Initiatives, giving us the opportunity to create a special awareness-raising time with them.

Valérie Mérat
Association / Non-Profit Organization

Switzerland

The impact that waste had on the environment - of whatever nature - was our only concern. This concern is ongoing and our participation in Ocean Initiatives is simply a matter of becoming aware that many of the items of litter that we pick up - even in Switzerland - may potentially end up in the seas. It also seemed important to us to provide information to Ocean Initiatives in support of your work in influencing the authorities and public opinion.

Douglas Giorgio Rambukwella
Association / Non-Profit Organization

Italy

Without a doubt, the item of litter most frequently found during our collection is the plastic stick (cotton swab) used to clean the ears. The initiative received a warm welcome from passers-by who started to pick up the litter spontaneously and to put it aside for us.

Oduor Nancy Awuor
Public Sector

Kenya

Marine litter have been causing havoc to marine environment, most times we have seen aquatic animals stuck in the litter, turtles strangled with the ghost nets etc. This is what motivated me and other colleagues to organize a beach clean-up in Kenya to at least prevent the impacts of these wastes to the aquatic environment.