Help us reduce plastic from our communities and wild places


For All of Us

Plastic Solutions is leveraging the power of Rotary to develop a global network to rethink and influence how we create, use, and dispose of plastic.

become an esrag member

Join us

ESRAG Members

Polyethylene Reused (KG)


We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It 

Since the 1950’s, plastic has exploded into our life, changing it in ways that are big and small.   From entire beaches and rivers covered with plastic, to the tiniest airborne microfibers, plastics are filling our lives — outside and in.
Dealing with the discarded plastic we already have is a daunting project, but the amount we create each year is rising.  We created half of the plastic in the world in the last 15 years, and will continue to increase the world’s plastic output for years to come.  There is a mountain of plastic coming our way, disguised as fabric, hiding in food, holding our stuff, being our stuff…
Plastic Solutions wants to reduce the threat caused by plastic waste by understanding its root causes, and promoting the best solutions.  From emerging technologies to simple reduction; from individual behavior change to systemic global change, some solutions are out there, and some are being invented. Rotarians can use their enormous networking power to influence how we create, use and dispose of plastic.
Let’s get to work.

Use Plastic Solution’s categories to help think about what type of project your Club is interested in developing.

(Watch for inspirational examples in the near future!)

Cleanup Activities – Gateway events to energize Club members, launch community collaborations, create awareness, and lead to more impactful activities.

Data Collection – Adds a layer of data gathering to cleanup projects through global data collection apps such as Literati or Clean Swell, or through research collaborations.

Landfill / Incineration Diversion – Projects that reduce plastic use, or Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Rot and Zero Waste

Economic Development – Plastic  waste projects with job creation/humanitarian components.

Individual Behavior Change – Encourages individuals to reduce plastic use through and may use education campaigns, pledges, usage calculators.

Systemic and Global Change – Manufacturing, Regulatory, Taxation and Advocacy Programs that identify and address root causes of plastic waste.

rotary esrag plastic free

From the Blog



Rotary’s involvement in COP28 goes beyond environmental concerns as it emphasizes the importance of empowering local communities to take action and play their part in building a greener, more resilient future.

Plastics forever

Plastics forever

We are sometimes consoled by learning that some microorganisms eat plastics and could contribute to eliminating them.

It is not the case of this Plankton that actually worsens the situation: it eats microplastics and expels the much smaller and therefore more dangerous nanoplastics!

Rotary Institute 2023 Roma

Rotary Institute 2023 Roma

Climate change: will sustainability help? Get overview of projects and initiatives, connect with ESRAG, find new partners for your Rotary projects

Become a part of a Rotary Global Team !


God always forgives, man sometimes, nature never

Get In Touch


14 + 14 =

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This