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How plogging turns a mundane workout into a ‘treasure hunt’

Clip: 11/24/2018 | 3m 34s Video has closed captioning.

After moving from a Swedish ski resort to Stockholm, Erik Ahlstrom noticed a lot of litter during his daily bicycle commute. So he decided to do something about it. In 2016, Ahlstrom began organizing groups to pick up trash while jogging, and thus “plogging,” a term created by combining "jogging" with a Swedish word for "picking up," was born. Julia Griffin reports on the activity's global spread.

Aired: 11/24/18

Rating: NR

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