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Jogging for the planet

Plogging is a mix of the English word jogging and the Swedish term “plocka upp”, which means picking up. This green fitness trend was born in Sweden, when people started to pick up litter while jogging. To plog means to get fit, while becoming a local hero for the environment at the same time.

Location: Outdoor
Time of day: Morning
Duration: 60 minutes

Activate your body with a greater purpose.

A man jogging in the nature while picking up trash and putting it in a AJÖSS waste bag.
    A man is jogging in a forest. He is wearing RIINIG cleaning gloves and carries a trash bag.

    How to give yourself a higher reason to get fit

    30 minutes of plogging is estimated to burn 50 more calories than regular jogging. Add to that the joy of caring for your local environment by doing a small task with a big impact. Joining a growing community of like-minded ploggers, you also combine exercise with socialising in a fun and meaningful way. Want to help the environment without breaking a sweat? Pick up litter while you're on a neighbourhood walk. 


    Run down the litter

    Fill your lungs with fresh air, and your AJÖSS waste sorting bags with any litter you pass on your run. RINNIG cleaning gloves and a set of IKEA 365+ HJÄLTE cooking tweezers will keep you clean too.

    A man outdoors, wearing sunglasses and sports clothing, is drinking water from an IKEA 365+ water bottle.
    A man outdoors, wearing sports clothes and RINNIG cleaning gloves, ties up an AJÖSS waste sorting bag, filled with litter.
    A man outdoors, wearing sports clothes, is putting on RINNIG cleaning gloves. On a bench next to him, we see an empty AJÖSS waste sorting bag and a pair of IKEA 365+ cooking tweezers.
    A man dressed in sports clothes is packing a VÄRLDENS gym bag.
    A man dressed in sports clothes and carrying a VÄRLDENS gym bag is putting a cap on his head.