A man and a woman in running clothes stand in a forest, holding up three full plastic bags and other litter.

Shoreham ‘ploggers’ run to tackle litter problem

Eco-warriors in Shoreham-by-Sea have taken to the streets to combine two hobbies – jogging and litter picking.

As part of the REclaim Community Recycling Festival, three intrepid runners set out along the river Adur to remove large quantities of polluting litter, from fast food packaging to a foam mat.

The activity is known as plogging, and was coined in Sweden in 2016.

It has since spread across countries – environmental US organisation Keep America Beautiful promotes plogging to its members, and in France Plogging Paris document their sustainable adventures on Instagram.

Meanwhile in Shoreham, turnout wasn’t quite as big – but that didn’t stop good work being done.


This article was originally published in The Brighton Wire.