Renewable Matter # 21 / May-June

What is Plogging? Cleaning Whilst Running

di Maurizio Bongiovanni

When running is good for both your body and the environment: that’s when you are plogging. This activity, that is already very popular in Sweden and has been practised for the past four years in Italy, is now spreading across Europe.


2018 will be the year of plogging. In fact, it is only this year that the term has been adopted internationally to indicate the practice of collecting waste whilst jogging. The word “plogging” comes from the Swedish verb “plockaapp,” that means to pick up. It has been used in Sweden since 2016 to describe runners armed with gloves and bags that clean...

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