Who we are

EndPlasticSoup started in 2018 in District 1580 with a number of Amsterdam Rotary Clubs taking the initiative to end plastic soup in the world. Since January 2020 EndPlasticSoup is an official “Stichting” (Public Benefit Organization, charity) according to Dutch Law with a Board. The bylaws meet the conditions for Rotary related organizations.

EndPlasticSoup Board

The EndPlasticSoup Board coordinates the goal, communication and actions:

  • Wendela Sandberg, Chair, RC Amsterdam-Nachtwacht, D1580, Netherlands
  • Albert Jan Visser, Treasurer, RC Amsterdam-West, D1580, Netherlands
  • Gert-Jan van Dommelen, Secretary, RC Huizen-Gooimeer, D1570, Netherlands
  • Wytzia de Savornin Lohman, RC Amsterdam, D1580, Netherlands
  • Willem Falter, Education, RC Marbella-Guadalmina, D2203, Spain
  • Marja Ritterfeld, RC Uelsen-Coevorden, PDG D1850, Germany

You can contact us by email endplasticsoup@gmail.com.

The members of the Board are not entitled to any renumeration. They are, however, entitled to ask for reimbursement of reasonable costs (such as travel expenses).

Photos board

Region Directors and Theme Directors

EndPlasticoup Directors create and manage the annual plan for the region or the theme to contribute to the goal of EndPlasticSoup. They are appointed for an initial 3-year term.
Meet the Region and Theme Directors.

Legal Status

“Stichting EndPlasticSoup” is a Public Benefit Organization (pbo) according to Dutch law and registered in The Netherlands. We are recognized as a Charity (ANBI) by the Dutch Tax Office and donations can be tax free according to Dutch tax regulations. Apart from focusing on the general good, PBOs must be transparent about their policy and formal organizational issues, and must adhere to reasonable checks and balances, costs and remuneration.

Chamber of commerce

Chamber of Commerce number: 77181913,
Dutch tax file number (RSIN): NL NL860925948.

Stichting EndPlasticSoup
Geschutswerf 3
1018 AW Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Website: www.endplasticsoup.org

Statutory objective

The objective of EndPlasticSoup is to contribute with the Rotary organization (internationally) to the reduction of plastic pollution in the world.
Read more about our goals and vision.


EndPlasticSoup receives donations from a number of supporting Rotary Clubs around the world and individual donations. A large contribution has been received from RC Winschoten as the result of the Jigsaw Puzzle actions. Next to these the Board has successfully applied for District Grants.

The available budget is spent to:

  • Create Awareness (website, social media, videos, promotional materials),
  • Promote Club Actions (supporting EndPlasticSoup materials, promoting worldwide actions, community building within and outside Rotary) and
  • Building Alliances.

In addition Club actions and projects can be rewarded by an EndPlasticSoup Grant or Award, and Club projects can be supported financially.

Financial reporting

EndPlasticSoup draws up the annual accounts within five months of the end of the Rotary year (June 30) and publishes the annual report, including the annual accounts on the website – the latest on November 1 of any year. Even though the Board draws up an annual budget, the character of the activities implies that the Board reconsider the budget regularly, along with the development of projects and donations.

Annual Report July 2022 – June 2023

Financial Report Foundation 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023

Annual Report July 2021 – June 2022

Financial Report Foundation 1 July 2021 – 30 June 2022

Annual Report July 2020 – June 2021

Financial Report Foundation 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

Annual Report July 2019 – June 2020

Financial Report Foundation 30 January 2020 – 30 June 2020

Annual Report 2018 – 2019 (Dutch)

Financial Report Juli 2018 – June 2019 (Dutch)

EndPlasticSoup logo and flag

The ‘End Plastic Soup’ theme and the EndPlasticSoup logo are the property of Stichting EndPlasticSoup. We encourage the use of the EndPlasticSoup logo and/or flag to use for local and regional actions or awareness campaigns.

Supporter and Ambassador clubs will receive the EndPlasticSoup flag with their own club name and the EndPlasticSoup logo. Here you can find more information about how to become a Supporter or Ambassador club.

When you need our logo or an extra flag, please send us an email: endplasticsoup@gmail.com. We have logo’s available in different formats png/jpg and eps versions.

End Plastic Soup vlag

EndPlasticSoup: a global environmental project for Rotary

EndPlasticSoup cooperates with ESRAG the Environmental Sustainability Rotary Action Group. EndPlasticSoup complies the Rotary Bylaws and is an independent worldwide initiative.