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Trichy’s plans to promote plogging

Trichy’s plans to promote plogging

 Apr 14, 2018

It has been reported that Trichy in Tamil Nadu is to promote plogging. In case you are wondering what that is, plogging involves jogging plus picking up waste. This is a Swedish fitness trend which seems to have caught on all over, especially as environment and fitness consciousness grows.

‘Plogging’ is a portmanteau of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp meaning to pick up. Plogging involves running as well as squats, bending and lunging. Ploggers carry plastic bags with them in order to carry the litter they pick up. They are advised to wear gloves to protect their hands. The collected waste is then put into a garbage bin or handed over to sanitary workers in the vicinity.

Plogging has many advantages. It is good for your body and mind as it gives a sense of purposefulness to what you are doing; a satisfaction that you are helping to conserve the environment. You are doing something good for yourself and something good for the world, all at the same time.

Kudos to the Trichy Corporation for encouraging this activity. It is planning to promote plogging among jogging groups hoping that it will help to keep the place clean and encourage citizen participation and responsibility. It is planning to launch the initiative on April 22, Earth Day. The corporation will be the first in Tamil Nadu to introduce plogging. The corporation is planning to distribute free T-shirts and environment friendly bags as an encouragement to the participants.


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