Environment Week participants clear 350kg of litter

foto 2021 que celesteWhen the Consell de Formentera’s first-ever celebration of Environment Week came to a close on 12 June amid underwater cleanups and children’s workshops in can Marroig, organisers celebrated the total haul from the week’s volunteer activities: 350kg in reclaimed rubbish. Plastic Free and Qué Celeste! teamed up at the start of the week to remove nearly 100kg from cala en Baster, and Formentera Divers and Vellmarí joined forces one week later to remove 250kg of plastics, cans, bottles and more from spots like s’Espalmador, ses Illetes, Racó de s’Oli and can Marroig.

The Environment Week programme included two days of fully booked ornithological excursions, Clean Wave clinics for kids and a ses Salines reserve-organised talk on turtles.

Environment chief Antonio J. Sanz praised the groups and businesses who took part in the week, describing them as “instrumental to conveying our message that protecting and caring for the environment can be fun”. He hailed high turnout at the activities, which were all free of charge, and told islanders to get ready for Environment Week 2022.

14 June 2021
Communications Department
Consell de Formentera