Collected on May 16th, metres from home.

Plogging is a Swedish word that merges jogging and the Swedish phrase “plocka upp”, which means picking up. It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016, following increased concern about plastic pollution.  

It incorporates bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking, or walking.

Tell people that you’re a plogger, and you’re likely to see a confused look, followed by a pause. If you’re lucky, you’ll be given the opportunity to explain what that means. If not, don’t worry, just walk on in the knowledge that you can continue to walk tall.

In the UK – https://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/motivation/a776063/plogging-the-new-running-craze-that-is-saving-the-planet/

In Australia – https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/shortcuts/2018/feb/19/a-rubbish-way-to-get-fit-why-i-loved-going-plogging

In New Zealand – https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/103907299/plogging-the-craze-thats-cleaning-up-kiwi-communities and https://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/105686132/why-we-all-win-when-someone-goes-plogging