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Plogging is Great for you and your neighbourhood

Updated: Mar 12


We had a small turn-out for our first-ever Plog with only 5 of us setting out last spring (plus Gus the Labrador) but what fun it was. Plogging is a combination of jogging and picking up rubbish, a trend that is going global and now has millions of followers.

Pictured are (from left) Jill Herron, Eleanor Hamilton, Jan Wilson and George Affleck at the rose gardens, late 2019.

While it was rather shocking to discover how much rubbish is lying around Cromwell, with good company, the distraction of spotting the next thing to pick-up and lovely surroundings, it was easy exercise and a really enjoyable outing.  We had a nice cuppa afterwards with George's home-baked cookies which was a bonus.

Other outings followed and many, many buckets of mostly small plastic fragments, glass, junk mail and cigarette butts gathered. Cromwell may look clean but it ain't! Lots of these small bits will eventually blow and be washed into drains and the lake and end up in the rivers getting carried out to sea. Plus kids running around in barefeet don't need to be stepping on nasty stuff either.


Why not get a few neighbours and friends together and go for a loop through a greenway, Old Cromwell foreshore, the rose gardens or anywhere around the town. We can supply rubbish buckets, gloves, hand sanitiser, encouragement, lollies and one of us might be keen to join you too!



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