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Author's Name: Heather Leaney
Date: Thu 27 Jun 2019

Visit to Greenbatch


On 15 May Darren Lomman, a passionate campaigner from the Greenbatch Foundation, gave a presentation to the Club on opportunities for the recycling of hard plastics in Western Australia.

Since plastics came into use in the 1950s, their use has grown and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The situation is dire – by 2050, it is estimated that there will be more plastic pollution in the oceans than fish. Darren explained in his presentation that he is hoping to establish a plastics recycling plant in WA.

On Friday 14 June ,six members of our club, along with other Rotarians, visited the Greenbatch Foundation (6:00 to 8:00 pm) for a tour of their facility in Mount Claremont. Greenbatch explained they are hoping to build relationships with WA Rotary Clubs to fund the set-up of the educational facility and to assist with the collection of plastic bottles.

Both the discussion and tour were very informative and the six members who attended have since met and formed a committee to investigate how our Club can get involved in this worthwhile initiative. More news to follow………….

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