If you heard of the concept “plogging” (an amalgamation of Swedish words for “run” and “pick up”) then you probably know that keeping fit while caring for the environment can go hand in hand. The concept of plogging has been popular in Sweden for a few years already and it’s spreading to other European countries. It reaches the Philippine shores as brothers-in-law Erwan Heussaff and Nico Bolzico became “ploggers.”
Erwan shared their plogging experience on an Instagram post.
The responsibility of saving our oceans is on us. Not tomorrow, but today. Nico and I recently went running and picked up some plastic along the way. It’s absolutely everywhere, in our earth, rivers and seas. Plastic is not the devil, the problem is how we use it and how we dispose of it. Comsume consciously, don’t litter, educate people and try to lower your impact on our planet. Please watch my new video on youtube that I made in collaboration with Adidas x Parley (link in bio). We know that we didn’t really make a difference on the day we did this, but what we want to do is to motivate 100 people to take action, who can ifluence a 1000, who can influence millions, who can create a real and lasting change. Adidas will match every 1km you run and log on Runtastic by donating 1$ to the Parley Plastic Program. Also by purchasing products from the Parley line you are supporting a prevention program that helps keep plastic out of our Ocean. More info on the video and here @adidasph @parley.tv
At the end of their run, the two collected several garbage bags of plastics as can be seen from the IG post.
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