Plogging is a combination of jogging with picking up litter (Swedish: plocka upp). It started as an organised activity in Sweden around 2016 and spread to other countries in 2018, following increased concern about plastic pollution. As a workout, it provides variation in body movements by adding bending, squatting and stretching to the main action of running.
Hong Kong has a huge trash problem, that is no secret.
Whether you are traversing through a country park, relaxing at a beach or walking through the busy metropolis, it is impossible to avoid waste.
Unfortunately, a lot of rubbish gets neglected until it is too late. Contrary to what many people may think, even waste in the city centre, through being washed into the gutter, can end up in the ocean.
Waste Free HK and HK Ploggers’ goal is to avoid this scenario as much as possible through urban cleanups, making sure to leave places spotless.
You will be plogging for approximately an hour and a half. You will meet at the Island School Tai Wai Campus in Sun Chui Estate, running around 8km, followed by a short group discussion.
Reusable bags and gloves will be provided, however please feel free to bring your own.
Participating in a plog, whether in the countryside or a busy urban area, could potentially lead to injury. HK Ploggers are not responsible for any injuries cause during runs, and individuals are responsible for themselves. If you have any underlying medical conditions, please make them known before the plog. You must have medical clearance from your doctor before you engage in any exercise program, and plogging is no different.
It is not HK Ploggers‘ intent for anyone to get hurt or injured during their events. When you join a plog, you accept responsibility for all your injuries, illnesses, mishaps, including but not limited to the above items mentioned. When you attend an event, you waive and release HK Ploggers and any other co-organiser, their members and sponsors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of your participation in any events.
Date: Saturday, 13 April 2019
Time: 11am – 1pm
Place: Sun Chui Estate, 2 Chui Tin Street, New Territories
To register, please follow this link to Eventbrite
About Waste Free HK: Waste Free HK is an organisation aiming to promote a sustainable lifestyle through education, events and campaigning.
Established in Early 2018, WFHK has begun organising various cleanup activities across Hong Kong, the first ‘Plastic Attack’ in the city with the aim of building a better relationship with major chains with the hope of stronger dialogue, as well as building a relationship with various government bodies with the goal of working together to reduce the waste issue blighting our beautiful city.