We are Turning the Tide on Plastic

We signed the 'CleanSeas' pledge to Turn the Tide on Plastic at the Volvo Round the World Challenge.



The Ocean Summit, which was held in Cardiff Bay in 2018 during the Volvo Round the World Yach Race highlighted the immense damage that plastic is doing to our seas and oceans.  These are the lungs of the planet, generating 50% of our oxygen, absorbing 30% of the CO2 emissions and providing half the world's population with their primary source of protein, fish. 

We will work with other Rotary clubs and organisations to ensure that we play our part in a co-ordinated campaign in support of the Government of Wales' aim to make Wales a world leader in eliminating single use plastic and ultimately restoring our oceans to good health.

We sponsored the second World Ocean Day seminar at the International White Water rafting centre in June 2019 and we ensure that our members are aware of this issue in their day to day lives. Over 80% of micro-plastic comes from river systems and so we have also supported the Cardiff Rivers Group volunteers as they maintain the banks of the River Taff and River Ely.

In 2020 Rotary International added the Environment as its 7th Area of Focus. 

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