Every minute the equivalent of one truckload of rubbish finds its way into the waterways and oceans of the world.
Much of it is plastic.
By the year 2050, there will be more plastic (by weight) than fish.
In October, the Rotary Club of Goolwa appreciated the very good article in The Times featuring the tree planting projects.
Noted was the fact that the current world president of Rotary is Australian Ian Riseley, from Victoria.
The environment is a major focus of his term as president and the Goolwa club is making it a major focus in keeping with his objectives.
In addition to tree planting projects, the club has taken up the challenge of increasing environmental awareness in regards to waste, especially plastic, by creating a display which includes graphic photos, video on a TV, examples of plastic items and alternatives that can be used, and information handouts.
The display has been showcased in the shopping mall in Goolwa and will be shown at the Rotary District Conference in Tanunda late in March.
The Goolwa club has been invited to present the display on March 10 when the world president of Rotary will visit SA.
The display is also being offered to schools in the region, and the Goolwa club would be pleased to present it to any other interested groups.