The Garden City hosted its first Plog Run on October 2, on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanthi. Around 5,500 people participated in the Bengaluru Plog which held in 50 locations across the city.
The first of its kind, plogging combines the traditional marathon with the need to pick up plastic waste thrown in public spaces.
The event organised by various like-minded organisations including Go Native, Namma Nimma Cycle Foundation and Let’s Be the Change in association with the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike aims at educating citizens to responsibly dispose plastic waste. Participants picked up waste from selected localities and route these to waste disposal channels.
The organizers of the planned to create a record in the Guinness Book of World Records on the most plastic bottles collected for recycling in 12 hours, which they succeeded at.
As a part of Plog Run, the collection of plastic bottles started from 8 am on Tuesday and ended by 8pm. Citizens of Bengaluru were requested to donate used plastic bottles and work together towards the yeoman service of detoxing Bengaluru.
Citizens donated and dropped the water bottles @ the BBMP Corporation Circle Glass House. All the plastic bottles collected during this Plog were brought to a central location which is situated at BBMP glass house.