Go Plogging - Global Plogging Environmental Movement
Plogging: doing sports with care for nature
Have you ever noticed people in the city running with packages and collecting trash? These are ploggers. They combine sports activities with cleaning. So you can not only lose weight or get in shape after quarantine, but also contribute to the fight against environmental problems. Let's understand what plogging is and how popular it is in Russia.
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What is plogging?
Plogging combines two modern trends: a healthy lifestyle and care for the environment. The movement originated in Sweden in 2016, founded by the eco-activist Erik Alström . The name comes from the word jogging (Swedish for jogging) and plocka upp (Swedish for picking up). Plogging differs from ordinary jogging in that you take a package with you and collect all the trash you meet on the road.
To pick up trash, you have to constantly squat and bend over. In addition, on the way, the container gradually fills up and the bag becomes heavier. This type of training is called a jogging with a complex load: all the muscles of the body are involved during execution.
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How to do plogging?
For When plogging, you will need running shoes, gloves and two trash bags.
After running, the trash should be recycled. Anything that cannot be recycled can be thrown into a container. Of course, this will not immediately solve the global environmental problem. But it will help to make your city cleaner. In addition, the more ploggers there are, the greater the positive effect.
Plogging can be done either alone or in a company. All over the world there are communities of like-minded people and even competitions are held. At the end of the race, the collected waste is weighed and the winner is determined.
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Plogger communities can be found on social media. Ploggers publish reports on the collected garbage on Instagram under the hashtags #plogging and #plogging.
Is plogging popular in Russia?
The movement is gradually gaining popularity in our country. There are many thematic publications and activists promoting the idea in social networks.
Find like-minded peopleQuite easy - there are local plogger communities in almost every region. In some areas, the races are organized by local authorities. For example, in 2019, in the Moscow region, a campaign was held Clean Moscow Region - for the anniversary !. As a result, the participants collected about 7.5 tons of garbage.
Sports shops also organize plogging races. Some of them can be played regardless of location.
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Eco-sports is growing in popularity. This activity is not just entertainment or an activity, but an important and useful business. By joining the movement, you can not only improve your physical fitness, but also help nature, as well as draw attention to the problem of environmental pollution.