End Plastic Soup

By 2050 we aim to have no plastic soup in our oceans and seas, no plastic waste in our rivers lakes, parks and streets

EndPlasticSoup Day

What is Plastic Soup?

Plastic soup is all plastic waste that is ending up in the oceans of the world.  It comes from plastic we throw away on the street, in rivers, parks, fishing nets that are discarded, from washing synthetic clothing, brushing our teeth etc. 

 All these different types of plastic combine to form the plastic soup in the seas.  Weathering, sunlight and wave action break down large pieces into small bits.  This causes serious pollution and because plastic is non-biodegradable, the plastic soup kills many marine animals.

The plastic is degenerating into ever smaller pieces to the point that we can't see it anymore.  Microplastics are entering our food chain, the fish we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe.

What is EndPlasticSoup?

EndPlasticSoup is a global initiative which started in Amsterdam in 2018 fishing for plastic in the canals.  EndPlasticSoup is already supported by 3500 Rotarians of 800 Rotary Clubs worldwide.

Rotary can make a difference by creating awareness, promoting alternatives and influencing decision makers.

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RYLA 2020 Participants

An international leadership programme for young people

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Ellen from Theodora Children's Charity explaining the work of Giggle Doctors to our club members

Providing 'Giggle Doctors' for children in hospitals and hospices

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Rotarian Robbie took the crown at our recent bowling event!

In Rotary we believe that through lasting friendships we can work better together to support others!

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Rotary in Action!

Now the greenhouse is completed we've turned out attention onto the garden

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Providing holidays for disadvantaged local children for 100 years

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Some of the retailers supporting easyfundraising

Join easyfundraising and you can collect free donations for us every time you buy something online. It won't cost you a penny extra so please help us to raise funds.

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Crocus corm planting

Rotarians have been planting crocus corms to brighten up the grounds of 10 Sheffcare Homes across the city

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Christmas fun at Sheffield Children's Hospital!

‚ÄčOur club has a long history of supporting communities both locally and further afield; and we are always looking for different ways to help others.

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EndPlasticSoup Day

By 2050 we aim to have no plastic soup in our oceans and seas, no plastic waste in our rivers lakes, parks and streets

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Rehearsals in progress for Music in the Gardens

Music in The Gardens presented by the Rotary Clubs of South Yorkshire

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Santa and his helpers at Sheffield Children's Hospital

Santa visiting sick children on Christmas Day

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Litter picking on the Longshaw Estate

Club members litter picking on the Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire

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Building begins

We are building an eco greenhouse for a local primary school

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District 1220 have teamed up with Taylors Transport

A district initiative to provide food to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic takes off!

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Jubilee Foodbank receive a delivery of food

The Rotary Club of Sheffield make a commitment to support a local food bank

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The Rotary Centre in the Hope Valley

This year should have been the 100th anniversary of the camps - the longest running Rotary service project in the world!

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