The workout trend that combines fitness and environmentalism
Plogging is a combination of two Swedish words: ‘plogga upp’ to pick up – and “jogga” – jogging, which is essentially what this idea is all about. Bring trash bags along on your next run, jog or walk and help the environment by picking up litter while you exercise.
Plastic litter on land often ends up in the oceans where it does tremendous damage to wildlife and the ecosystems. A 2016 study conducted by Ellen MacArthur Foundation et al found that at the current rate of littering, there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans by 2050. Plogging raises awareness of the importance to not littering, but also moves one step further to encourage people to pick up after others.
Since its inception in 2016, Plogga has become a global movement with participants in more than 50 countries. For tourists, plogging has proven to be a great way to give back to the destination while exploring new sites and engaging with local ploggers.
Plogga promotes good health and wellbeing by encouraging exercise, while picking up trash (3.4)
Plogging improves life below water by collecting litter before it reaches world oceans (14.1)
Learn more about plogging here