Plogging arrives in Milan

28 April. Runners to meet on Milan’s Naviglio Grande.

Combining jogging with picking up trash, the environmentally friendly sport of plogging was invented in Sweden and is now being imported to Milan by the Retake Milan urban clean-up association.

Enthusiasts will meet at 09.00 on Saturday 28 April at S. Cristoforo on the Alzaia Naviglio Grande and set off to take care of their bodies while taking care of their city.  Registration for the event is free, and brings a T-shirt, gloves and a bag for the “loot”, which will be handed over to workers from Milan’s AMA environmental agency at the end of the run.

Retake associations are non-political volunteer groups which organise meet-ups to take care of the urban environment, collect rubbish, remove graffiti and repair the damage caused by vandalism.  They are organizing plogging meets in various towns and cities across Italy this weekend, and Milan is the latest to join in the initiative, launched by the Taranto Retake chapter in Puglia.

Enthusiasts can sign up free for this weekend’s plogging on the Retake website.