At Okhane we hate seeing the amount of rubbish that is an eye-saw in cities, towns, villages and the countryside. Even more disappointing in our eyes is the number of sportsmen and women who are a contributory factor, discarding drinks bottles and food wrappers after using them rather than carrying them until they get to the nearest bin, or even taking them home to dispose of.
We want to do something about this, and believe everyone can help. "How?" I hear you ask...
Plogging - a rubbish way of getting fit!
Plogging is a combination of jogging while picking up litter. The trend started in Sweden in 2016, and spread to the rest of the world in 2018. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running, hiking, or walking. And whats more, anyone is able to do it, whether young or old. It's a great activity to do with your kids, not only helping them to keep fit and active, but also teaching them the value of keeping the environment tidy.
The Okhane Foundation is actively encouraging everyone who is able, to take part in plogging at least once per month. If everyone who exercise plogged once a month, just imagine the amount of rubbish that could be cleaned up! To help you out, Okhane is offering a year long virtual challenge to keep you motivated, along with our plogging bag for you to collect your rubbish in along the way.
Why not vary the type of rubbish you collect when plogging. Collect recyclable waste one plog, and general waste on another plog. This way more of the waste we collect can be recycled, keeping it out of landfill.
The Basics of Plogging
Plogging combines jogging and collecting rubbish into one activity, designed to help keep you fit and active, while having a positive impact on the environment.