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:

  • Wytzia de Savornin Lohman, Chair, RC Amsterdam, D1580, Netherlands
  • Edwin van Ankeren, Treasurer from Oct 1st. 2021 on,  RC Amsterdam D1580
  • Wendela Sandberg, Treasurer until Oct 1st 2021, Actions, RC Amsterdam-Nachtwacht, D1580, Netherlands
  • Gert-Jan van Dommelen, Secretary, RC Huizen-Gooimeer, D1570, Netherlands
  • Willem Falter, Education, RC Marbella-Guadalmina, D2203, Spain
  • Marja Ritterfeld, RC Uelsen-Coevorden, D1850, Germany

You can contact us by mail 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).

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 Juli 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 EPS logo are the property of Stichting EndPlasticSoup. We stimulate the use of the EPS logo and/or flag to use for local and regional actions or awareness campaigns.

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

You can also order the EPS-flag with your own clubname on it for 50 euros and become a Friend Club of EndPlasticSoup. Just send us an email.

EndPlasticSoup flag

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.