In this 6th edition of the Qué Celeste Festival in Formentera, held on Friday 23 and Saturday 24 In September, two round tables were organized in the Espai Cultural de Sant Ferran in which discussed the problems of microplastics, their origins and consequences, the protection and restoration of the Posidonia and finally on the saturation of the nautical tourism that is living Formentera. The purpose of these meetings was to contribute among all the people, organizations participants and attendees to a better understanding of environmental issues and the proposal from a positive and productive perspective and intention.
In the first colloquium on Friday the 24th dedicated to microplastics the gaze was turned towards pellets, commonly called mermaid tears (spherical elements about 5 mm in diameter used as raw material of plastic), as well as in carriers (biological support filters used in
sewage treatment plants).

Focus on protection and restoration in the second half of Friday’s round table of the marine plant Posidonia oceanica. After a short sample and exhibition of the different restoration projects carried out by Medgardens and the association Vellmarí developed the
discussion among participants and attendees.

On the following day, Saturday 25, the colloquium, in which we could participate as speakers, was developed around the saturation of the nautical tourism that Formentera suffers. After a long and prosperous debate with the exchange of experiences, visions and realities between the speakers and the participating entities and participants defined and marked some lines of work and/or action based on needs detected as a result of this colloquium.

As a summary of the two days, are defined as main lines of action in the future:
1) Prevention of marine pollution, especially by plastics.
2) Protection of Posidonia meadows and marine ecosystems.
3) The need for a management of anchorages and nautical influx.
4) Expansion of services at sea (collection of solid waste and grey/black water).
5) Establish load and regular capacities according to these data.
6) The important role of citizens and the private sector in demanding a sustainable future and
responsibility of the administrations to work on it.

In short, to assume both individual and collective management responsibilities,
regulation and exploitation of the marine environment. Stop wanting to continue growing and focus on
to listen and understand the needs of marine ecosystems and finally achieve their reconciliation with
human activity.