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Keep North Charleston Beautiful Volunteers are Now “Plogging” for our Planet

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Keep North Charleston Beautiful launched a new program designed to reduce litter in the North Charleston community. Starting today, volunteers will be “plogging for our planet.”

What is plogging? Plogging is the combination of picking up litter while jogging. The activity was first started in 2016 and is a great way for individuals to keep their community clean while staying active.

Individuals who register for Keep North Charleston Beautiful’s plogging program will receive a free plogging kit. All supplies are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. A typical plogging kit may include: a litter pickup stick, trash bags, vinyl gloves, a face covering, hand sanitizer packets, a reflective safety vest, and a reusable sport pack to store your supplies and keep with you while plogging.

This program and many others are made possible through a grant from Palmetto Pride and Keep South Carolina Beautiful. Keep North Charleston Beautiful is the proud recipient of an $8,850 Keep South Carolina Beautiful Annual Support Grant from Palmetto Pride to support litter reduction programs in South Carolina.

“We are proud to work with Keep North Charleston Beautiful for their plogging and other litter prevention programs, events and cleanups,” said Mallory Coffey, Keep South Carolina Beautiful State Leader. “This affiliate utilizes the relationships within their community to create cleaner, greener, & more beautiful places to live, work, and play. We look forward to seeing the efforts of the volunteers from the plogging and other events that will occur throughout the year.”

Anyone can register for the program, but plogging activities must take place on public property within the City of North Charleston. To learn more and register for the program, please visit: www.keepnorthcharlestonbeautiful.org/plogging.

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