Being eco-citizen on the Channel shores (end of october 2012)

07 Nov

Our mission: collecting macro-wastes ( rubbish) generated by humans at sea and on land. See details at the end of this post.

Who with? : a group of volunteers called Ar Viltansou   ” will-o’-the wisp” in Breton language 🙂

One of its members, asked us a  lot of questions about dunes, beaches , seashores ( lots of good answers.Remember: we spent a week at the seaside in september).


Where?:  At  Les Blancs Sablons” ( White Sands) in a village called “Le Conquet” in western Brittany.

How long? 2 hours ( from 2 pm to 4 p.m)

When? : On friday, october 26th 2012, just before our autumn break.

What did we do? We went at the top of the beach ( it was high tide) and collected as many macro-wastes as possible , put them in bags, sorted them out weighed them. 


Emptying our bags.

19 kg of waste collected in 45 minutes !

  • 9.5 kg de plastic => caps, stoppers, bottles, bags, beach toys, chemical light sticks, hunting cartridges,  toothpaste …
  • 5.5 kg different sorts of strings ( fishing trawls)
  • 3 kg of various bits and pieces ( light bulbs …)
  • about 1 kg of polystyrene.

Click to have access to our photos 🙂

by Hugo, Dorine, Heloïse and Marine.

What to do to reduce rubbish on our shores. A new post is nearly ready 🙂


5 responses to “Being eco-citizen on the Channel shores (end of october 2012)

  1. vasiliki54

    November 7, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Bravo a tous! You did a great work! You enjoyed it as well! Didn’t you?

  2. Marie-France

    November 7, 2012 at 5:55 pm

    We enjoyed being together and trying to help the local volunteers to clean the beach.
    We could go every week and find lots to collect. A never ending job because of humans’ carelessness. Our beaches and seas have become the mirror of our societies.

  3. MrsU

    November 7, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    Great activity!Unfortunately not all people care as much about the environment as you do 😦
    Unbelievable how much rubbish you collected in 45 minutes…

  4. marika57Marika

    November 12, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Great work!
    Congratulations to all of you!
    I think “Earth” smiles now!!!

  5. Michelle Germany

    November 16, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Cool idea! But 19 kg of waste collected in 45 minutes!? It’s shocking!
    Unfortunately people put their rubbish on the street, in the forest or in the sea.
    My grandma and I, recently, found three tyres in the forest.;(


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