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Rotary EndPlasticSoup initiative

Rethink, Reduce, Reuse, Repair and Recycle (Cleanup, collecting, recycling) actions
School & Sport challenge: awareness, reduction, plastic waste separation & management
Event Challenge: Plastic-free events
Supermarket and food market challenge
Restaurant and Hotel challenge

Expected impact

Reduce the use of plastic, change the industry to use less different kinds of plastic, more recycling, no plastic pollution in our environment by 2050.



Goal 6
6.b - Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management
Goal 11
11.c - Support least developed countries, including through financial and technical assistance, in building sustainable and resilient buildings utilizing local materials
Goal 12
12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse
Goal 13
13.3 - Improve education, awareness-raising and human and institutional capacity on climate change mitigation, adaptation, impact reduction and early warning
Goal 14
14.1 - By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution
Other, please specify
Rotary clubs world wide supporting the initiative with funding and local actions
Basic information
Start: 01 October, 2019
Completion: 31 December, 2025
Rotary EndPlasticSoup (Non-governmental organization (NGO))
Rotary International (NGO), UNEP (United Nations), Plastic Soup Foundation (NGO), The Ocean Cleanup (NGO), The Great Bubble Barrier (private sector), Ocean CleanX (NGO), Trashless.earth (NGO), Plastic Fantastic (NGO) etc.
Initiative focused on COVID-19 pandemic response, prevention and recovery efforts
Not specified
Geographical coverage
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficiaries
The Ocean Cleanup, Plastic Soup Foundation
Contact information
Gert-Jan van Dommelen, International Program Manager - Rotary EndPlasticSoup , gjvandommelen@gmail.com, +31.653227713
Amsterdam, Netherlands
United Nations