PLOGGING – a Swedish concept that involves picking up litters from streets while you jog or stroll on streets has been planned by the Trichy city corporation to keep the city clean, to keep healthy as well as to create a sense of cleanliness.
The Trichy Corporation is planning to promote plogging among jogging and strolling groups since the fusion of fitness and environment friendly activities will induce behavioural change among the public.
Trichy corporation is planning to launch the plogging initiative on the Earth Day, on April 22, with the participation of residents welfare associations, self-help groups and jogging clubs. The corporation is going to be the first local body in Tamil Nadu to introduce plogging. It hopes to make plogging a movement in the city.
Plogging is said to be a simple task that people on routine strolling or jogging can try their hands as they only have to take a cloth bag along and pick up litters, mostly the plastic waste. The collected waste can either be dumped in bins or can be handed over to the sanitary workers during door-to-door waste collection. The corporation is planning to distribute free t-shirts and environment friendly bags to people as part of the initiative.