S. Koreans Embrace ‘Plogging Challenge’ Ahead of Earth Day | Be Korea-savvy

S. Koreans Embrace ‘Plogging Challenge’ Ahead of Earth Day


SEOUL, April 19 (Korea Bizwire)Leaders from different fields and age groups took to the streets with protective masks on, donning gloves and carrying trash bags to ‘plog’.

They were participating in the Plogging Challenge, which is being held worldwide in the leadup to the Earth Day on April 22.

Plogging is an act of picking up trash as participants engage in jogging.

A non-profit organization led by former finance minister Kim Dong-yeon has been leading a plogging challenge since April 7.


Ewha Womans University Distinguished Professor Choe Jae-chun and Shinsegae Group vice chairman Chung Yong-jin joined the challenge after being appointed by the former minister.

Sean, a South Korean rapper, also joined a different plogging challenge, with the 2.8 million won (US$2,500) collected as a sign-up fee from each of 56 participants donated to build a Lou Gehrig’s Disease Care Center.

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