A new trend called 'plogging' is coming to Wandsworth this weekend, but what exactly is it?

Plogging is the new workout trend from Sweden and is a combination of running, jogging or walking and the Swedish term “plocka upp,” meaning pick up.

Wandsworth council is supporting Plogolution, by co-hosting a 'plog 'on Saturday, June 8 from 1pm-3pm in, King George’s Park.

Michelle Parkes, Plogolution co-founder, explained the reasons behind plogging.

“We started Plogolution just under a year ago and are really pleased to be working with Wandsworth Council in a bid to create fit and happy communities that are dedicated to building an environment that we can be proud to hand down to future generations," she said.

“Our vision is all about tackling plastic pollution, which is now at crisis point, with eight million tonnes of it hitting our oceans annually.

“We want to create a planet where plogging is no longer needed and our streets, parks and town centres are litter free. Clearly we are a long way from achieving this dream, but with events like this we can get one step closer.”

The Wandsworth event is fresh off the back of a six-day 'ultra plog', on June 1, which saw a group run along the river Thames and collect 1107 plastic bottles, 489 glass bottles, 931 cans and 44 bags.

Wandsworth Council's cabinet member for the environment, Steffi Sutters, said: “We’re immensely proud to support Plogolution, and jointly run this event as part of our MyWandsworth campaign to keep the borough clean and tidy.

“Plogging is just one way that we can bring the community together, as well as sending a clear message to litter louts that what they do is unacceptable.”

To register for the event,

click here.