Woman Plogging
Plogging

A trend that moves

Jogging, walking or going for a walk and collecting garbage at the same time. What began in Sweden has now become a worldwide trend sport.

The term Plogging is a combination of the Swedish term "plocka upp" for "picking up" and "jogging". But why should you follow the Swedish trend sport? The answer is pretty clear. Issues such as sustainability and environmental protection are increasingly in the focus of society. It's a way of doing something good for yourself and for the environment.

What do you need for Plogging?

You don't need much to start with Plogging. Just put on your normal jogging outfit, pack a garbage bag and off you go. Take gloves with you, if necessary. Due to often stops and starts as well as the increasingly heavy garbage bags, Plogging as an outdoor sport is perfectly suited for a full-body workout. Not only for the body, but also for the mind, collecting the garbage brings more variety when jogging.

 

Plogging has something meditative about it. You focus so much on all the garbage that could be lying around that you forget everything else."
Ralf Orth, former mayor Philippsthal, and participant in a Plogging event at plant Werra

Plogging event on Sustainability Day

Employees with well filled garbage bags after the Plogging event on the Sustainability Day
Well filled garbage bags after the Plogging event on the Sustainability Day 2018

Plogging was originally intended as a team sport. The more people become active, the cleaner our environment becomes. 

Some of our employees from the Werra plant enjoyed Plogging on the Hesse Sustainability Day 2018.

Who would have thought how much garbage you would find along a 4 kilometres way which first sight appears to be clean?

All participants of the Plogging event were quite surprised and brought well filled garbage bags from their run back to the Hattorf site. There they had started in the direction of Philippsthal. At first the weather wasn´t that nice. But the participants, including Philippsthal's former mayor Ralf Orth, were not deterred by a grey sky and a few raindrops.   

 

Start your own Plogging event today

Put on your normal jogging outfit, pack a garbage bag and off you go. Take gloves with you, if necessary. 

If you would like to follow the trend sport in a team, ask at nearby towns and communities. Some towns and communities organize their own Plogging events in which you can participate. Get engaged!

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