Already adopted by thousands of Europeans (and now by American early adopters), plogging -- a play on the Swedish ‘plocka upp’ (meaning ‘pick up’) and ‘jogging’ -- is the act of picking up litter while running. Combining going for a jog with intermittent squatting, plogging offers exercise benefits while supporting your community and the environment.

Plogging is brilliant because it is simple and fun, while empowering everyone to help create cleaner, greener and more beautiful communities. Litter impacts our quality of life and economic development, and often ends up as marine debris, polluting our waterways and oceans and harming wildlife and the environment. With plogging, all you need is running gear and a bag for trash or recyclables, and you are not only improving your own health, but your local community, too.

Ready to get plogging? Consider this: