Start 10:00 End 11:30

The next Synergy Europe online seminar is about "EndPlasticSoup to Create Hope in the World: Education, Equity & Environment".
The seminar will take place on Saturday 27th January 2024, 10-11.30 am CET (= 9-10.30 am UTC).

Rotary with EndPlasticSoup: Rotary’s commitment to protecting the environment from plastic pollution

We will update Rotarians about EndPlasticSoup to Create Hope in the World: Education, Equity & Environment. 

The latest facts, solutions, Global Grants and our Rotary actions worldwide.

The plastic pollution of our planet - soil, air and water - is a great threat to human health, our climate and biodiversity. The microplastics and the decomposition of plastic waste impact CO2 absorption by the oceans, and the soil because of impact on plankton and fungi. Avoiding plastic waste through action, awareness, education, Global Grant projects and collaboration by Rotary and Rotaract clubs and districts worldwide will make a significant contribution to solving the problem.


Zoom Meeting 27th January 10-11.30 am CET

Zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87019346786?pwd=Q0g3MS94cForSFhCSForaUdZOW4ydz09
Meeting ID: 870 1934 6786
Passcode: 259225



  • 09.45-10.00: Online fellowship - Moderator: Marie-Louise Slettenhaar-Ket
  • 10.00-10.10: Welcome, Opening remarks: Urs Herzog, Marja Ritterfeld, Gert-Jan van Dommelen
  • 10.10-10.30: Introduction Keynote speaker by Marja Ritterfeld - Keynote PRID Mr. Kamal Sanghvi, District 3250, India: “EndPlasticSoup to Create Hope in the World: Education, Equity & Environment”
  • 10.30-10.40: Mrs. Janet Kabeberi-Macharia, D9212, Kenya: “UN Plastic Treaty”
  • 10.40-11.50: Ralf Thiel, D1820, Germany: “Health and plastic pollution in medical care”
  • 10.50-11.00: Amin Sabri, D2451, Egypt, “Nile Plastic Free”
  • 11.00-11.10: Mrs. Anne Legeland, D1580, NL: “Plastic Upcycling factory India”
  • 10.10-10.23: Marja Ritterfeld and Gert-Jan van Dommelen: “EndPlasticSoup Impact and Awareness, Adopt a river and Alliances"
  • 11.23-11.28: Dr. Helen Nambalirwa Nkabala, Director Peace Center Kampala University: Invite to next meeting “Scholarship for peace"
  • 11.28-11.30: Vote of Thanks by Marja Ritterfeld