Jogging activity marks World Environment Day
An eco-responsible jogging activity was organized this weekend in Shanghai to mark World Environment Day on June 5.
New Balance’s “Gray to Meet You” plogging event on Saturday morning brought together more than 100 joggers, who started their journey from the Hall of the Moon in the Hongkou District. The route covered the Puxi and Pudong sides of the Bund as well as the Yangpu Bridge.
Plogging is a combination of jogging and garbage collection, which started as an organized activity in Sweden around 2016 and then spread around the world amid growing concerns about plastic pollution.
As a workout, it allows for variation in body movements by adding flexes, squats and stretching to the main action of the run.
Participants in “Gray to Meet You” ran past the city’s old quarters and modern complexes while picking up trash like empty plastic bottles and cigarette butts along the way.
To underline the ecological nature of the event, the organizers launched a recycling activity for old sports shoes last month. A total of 1,528 pairs of old shoes were collected from the runners and would be sent for reproduction.