The Swedes have started a new eco trend…
which is not only good for the environment, but also for your fitness.
Sounds promising, but what is it all about?
The term plogging comes from Sweden: it consists of the Swedish word “plocka upp” (pick up) and “jogging”. Plogging has not only a positive effect on the environment, it also benefits the jogger. By bending, lifting and straightening regularly additional muscle groups are trained.
The concept of “Plogging” is to meet people and jog together, the runners collect garbage during their runs. At the end, they dispose properly of the waste.
The Swedes are pioneers in many areas and also when it comes to waste disposal. The bigger cities like the capital have a well-developed disposal systems and effective garbage collection. Despite all this, unfortunately, they also have a littering problem, finding waste on the streets can hardly be avoided. Plogging is therefore a good way to collect the waste from the streets and nature.
Whether alone or together, we can all help to keep our environment clean with a few simple gestures. Join our movement on April 27th and be part of the biggest plogging event worldwide.