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Take Part in the New Craze During Covid: Solo Beach Plogging

What is Plogging?

Looking for an outdoor activity during Covid where you can get some exercise while social distancing and malama (take care of) our islands all at once? Try the new fun trend: solo beach plogging! Plogging is picking up litter and jogging.

The other night I heard Hawaii’s ubiquitous newscaster, Joe Moore, encouraging Honolulu residents to get involved in Plogging on the evening news…  Get more information here.

How to Start Plogging in Hawaii

The Surfrider Foundation also encourages us to tackle the ocean litter issue during Covid with solo beach cleanups , so I thought we could combine the two and create solo beach plogging. Ok, maybe it’s not quite a craze…yet!

Please review the Surfrider guidelines for solo beach cleanups here.

trash picked up while plogging in hawaii

Above: All that stuff was found on two trips to the beach in Puamana. Instead of searching for shells, pick up a few pieces of plastic and junk off the beach, save the planet and get your exercise at the same time… if you forget a trash bag, use your hat or coffee cup…

plogging on the beach in hawaii

Keep Hawaii’s Beaches Clean

The small pieces of plastic are important to pick up on the beach since fish mistake bits of plastic for food and you wouldn’t want to ingest a micro-particle of plastic in your next poke bowl…

pick up litter on hawaii's beaches

Share Your Plogging Experience!

Honolulu encourages you to post a photo on social media of the litter you’ve picked up while plogging with the hashtag #ploggingoahu. The Surfrider Foundation would like you to post pix on social media of the trash you’ve picked up on a solo beach cleanup with the hashtag #solobeachcleanup. Guess what? I’d be amazed if you would post a photo of your solo beach plogging efforts with the sparkling new hashtag #solobeachplogging … ! Imua!


The Surfrider philosophy is: “We are all part of the solution and together we can restore our coastlines, one beach at a time.”

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