„Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running“


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„As plogger I wanted to share my passion with others, that’s why I organized the first plogging event in Austria with Green Heroes. Plogging means to spend time with loved ones and friends, protecting the planet and doing a workout at the same time. Everybody can participate: young kids, elderly or even disabled people.“

Elizabeth Toth, Vienna, Austria

„Making the first Plogging Race in my city started with the purpose of changing the waste-manage culture by showing the people an alternative way to keep healthy our body by running and also keep clean the place we workout in.“

Juan-Pablo Lopez Chaustre, Cucuta, Colombia

„Niimaar started organizing ploggings in 2016 in Finland and we started by running and picking up plastic on the coasts of Helsinki with a small group of motivated people. We found all sorts of trash: trousers, a backbag, plastic bags, bottles, plastic from construction and even needles etc!“

Enni Niimaar, Helsinki, Finland