By John Smith • 11 June 2020 • 17:37
Some of the rubbish collected and those who took part
© 2020 Rotary Club of Marbella-Guadalmina
THERE is no doubt that plastic contributes significantly to the harm suffered by the environment and EndPlasticSoup is a global initiative which started in Amsterdam to solve the plastic problem.
The concept has been adopted by 1.2 million Rotarians worldwide and on a recent action day, Rotarians from the Rotary Club of Marbella-Guadalmina took part in a two metre Clean Up Challenge in order to help the environment whilst observing social distancing.
Armed with masks, bin bags, and plenty of sanitiser, an intrepid group of Rotarians set off to the Lago de Los Tortugas in Marbella, a lovely picnic spot which in places is marred by a mess of plastic waste.
They collected several bags which were then recycled appropriately and because Rotary is about having fun as well as helping, they enjoyed a picnic of their own but made sure that their rubbish was disposed of properly.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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