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.

34686
People
sensitised
20619
Bags of litter
collected
40980
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

Marisé Gonzalez Vicente
Association

SPAIN

The Ocean Initiatives allow learning through the direct observation and manipulation of the plastics found. I am quite conscious that others problems exist and capture our attention, but they also take us away from the real problem: a sustainable future for the planet and our children.  

Henri Gilmant
Association / Non-Profit Organization

FRANCE

A lot of my friends where interested in helping me with the clean-up I used to do alone, so I created an event which gather more than 30 people, then another one, which brought as much people and I am willing to continue until the local authority settle concrete and frequent actions. 

Lionel Pecout
Schoolchildren

FRANCE

Each year, youngsters amaze me. Although it was a canoe scolar excursion, a leisure activity, they were all seriously involved into collecting as much garbage they could, and this without complaining about touching it and putting it into their canoes.

However, in the following days, school playground could be fill up of lollipops sticks thrown up … 

Franck Blum
Surfrider Germany

GERMANY

It was a very fresh experience to work with schoolchildren and to see them going out at the beach to happily collect the waste. I really had the impression that they became aware of the problem of plastic waste for now and for future times.