Plogging是瑞典语“捡垃圾”plocka skräp (pick up litter)+“慢跑”jogga (jog)的合体。所以，不用多解释，它的意思就是一边慢跑一边捡垃圾~
It’s called “plogging,” and requires people to pick up trash while on a run.
Oxford Dictionaries explains plogging’s Swedish derivation, from “either plocka upp (pick up) or plocka skräp (pick up litter) and jogga (jog)”.
According to fitness app Lifesum, which allows users to input and track calories burned while plogging, the eco-friendly work-out is significantly more effective than just jogging.
As plogging requires some bending and arm strength to hold all the garbage, a half hour of plogging will burn 288 calories on average - compared to just 235 calories from regular jogging.
The plogging movement was started by Erik Ahlström in 2016. After moving to Stockholm from a small ski-community in northern Sweden, Ahlström became frustrated with the amount of litter he saw while riding his bike to work every day.
“I was shocked by the amount of junk there was in nature,” says Ahlström. “The same debris could remain in the road for several weeks without anyone picking it up, so I started picking it up. It felt good in my heart to clean up even a small place.”
Stopping to clean up trash became a habit, then a part of his exercise routine as he incorporated the activity into his runs. By 2016 other people were joining in, and plogging runs, with groups of couple coming together to run and pick up trash, became official events in Sweden.
Since then the movement has grown organically around the world, thanks in large part to social media. Initially used as a tool for organizing events, plogging-related posts and hashtags have helped spread the activity from country to country, with most new participants inspired by what they’ve seen online.
Each year more than 300 million tons of plastic are produced globally, and 10 per cent will end up in the sea. It is estimated that there is now a 1:2 ratio of plastic to plankton and, left unchecked, plastic will outweigh fish by 2050.
Many people, like Emily Wright of Alexandria, Virginia, the US, had plogged for a while before learning the activity actually had a name.
Some of the items Wright picks up include cigarette butts, plastic bottles and “an alarming number of full diapers. They turn my stomach the most,” she told The Washington Post.
But while plogging isn’t always pleasant, it’s the alternative that scares her more.
“It’s not that I don’t think it’s gross to pick it up. I do. But I also think it’s gross for a person to not take responsibility for it.”
综合来源：Daily Mail, Huffingtonpost, The Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Washingtonpost, UN Evironment, 部分图片来自公众号新欧洲