Plogging comes to King George's Park

Published: Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A hundred volunteers turned out for Wandsworth Council and Plogolution’s plog on Saturday 8 June, at King George’s Park, Wandsworth making it Plogolution’s largest ever plog.

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Plogging is the new workout trend from Sweden, giving you the double endorphin hit of not only keeping fit but also making a massive difference to your local community at the same time.

It’s a combination of running, jogging or walking and the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning pick up. The concept is simple. Rather than jogging on by the rubbish littered on the street or in a park, ploggers pick it up and dispose of it correctly instead.

The ploggers collected 251 cans, 80 glasses bottles and 330 bottles in total.

Michelle Parkes, Plogolution co-founder, explains the ethos behind Plogolution: “We started Plogolution just under a year ago and are really pleased to be working with Wandsworth Council in a bid to create fit and happy communities that are dedicated to building an environment that we can be proud to hand down to future generations.

“Our vision is all about tackling plastic pollution, which is now at crisis point, with 8 million tonnes of it hitting our oceans annually.

“We want to create a planet where plogging is no longer needed and our streets, parks and town centres are litter free. Clearly we are a long way from achieving this dream, but with events like this we can get one step closer.”

To find out more about plogging, visit Plogolution’s website: https://plogolution.com/