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Bengaluru Plog Run on Gandhi Jayanthi to make city plastic-free

Anil Urs Bengaluru | Updated on October 01, 2018 Published on October 01, 2018

Plogging - Pick plastic waste while jogging

Bengaluru will be hosting a plog run on October 2- Gandhi Jayanthi, with a mission to make a plastic-free city. GO Native in collaboration with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), United Way Bengaluru, Namma Nimma Cycle Foundation and Let’s Be The Change are organizing the first edition of Bengaluru Plog Run across 50 localities in the city.

“This initiative aims to bring people together to fight the plastic debacle and create a plastic-free environment,” said N Manjunath Prasad, Commissioner, BBMP along with Prashanth Prakash, Chairman, United Way Bengaluru.

Popular initiative

With growing environmental concerns about plastic waste and littering, plogging has turned out to be a popular awareness initiative.

“Plogging” is basically jogging but with an eco-friendly upgrade. Instead of just jogging, the participants will jog through their designated track in their neighbourhood while picking waste on their way.

Prasad said, “ An initiative of this sort will definitely encourage people to be more responsible as citizens. BBMP is supporting this initiative and would manage the waste collected during the Bangalore Plog Run”.

“Littering has become a concerning global issue that affects all of us. Usage of excessive plastic is alarming. The Bangalore Plog Run aims to be a popular plogging initiative looking at creating awareness on managing plastic waste,” explained Prashanth Prakash, Chairman, United Way Bengaluru.

Nandi Hills experience

Ramakrishna Ganesh, Chief Mentor plog.run, who started plogging in Nandi Hills area about two months back, with a group of 40 people and collected over 100 bags of plastic waste. He said that Plogging across Bengaluru on a larger scale across will lead to a healthy environment.

“We should create alternative platform for replacing plastic and encouraging native products like jute, cotton etc to reduce the impact of plastic on environment and reduce the consumption of fossil fuels,” said Murali HR CEO of Namma Nimma Cycle Foundation.

“We have been working towards Swaccha Bengaluru for the past 5 years through extensive awareness programmes, cleanliness drives and educating citizens about the importance of waste segregation and the need to reduce and reuse plastic materials.” shared Anirudh Dutt, Founder of Let’s Be The Change.

Interested volunteers can register through www.bengaluru.plog.run .

Published on October 01, 2018
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