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Swedish im­port helps you get fit while sav­ing the en­vi­ron­ment

The Independent on Saturday - - LIFESTYLE -

ini­tia­tive and pro­mote a lit­ter-free Dur­ban,” said Gopi.

She said the two es­sen­tial items to carry are a re­cy­clable bag and a pair of gloves.

Fit­ness guru Phindi Gule said an hour-long plog a week could have a sig­nif­i­cant im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment.

Gule and her hus­band carry a re­us­able bag every time they plog.

Gule found it sad that peo­ple lit­tered be­cause they have the per­cep­tion there will be peo­ple clean­ing af­ter them.

“Change starts with the in­di­vid­ual. Plas­tic re­mains an is­sue and if it goes into the ocean, it causes se­vere dam­age to marine life.

“There­fore small ac­tions like throw­ing away or pick­ing up lit­ter can go a long way in fix­ing the en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

Gule en­cour­aged peo­ple to start plog­ging groups in their own ar­eas.

To get in­volved in Plog­ging Dur­ban, email plog­ging.dur­ban@ gmail.com.

VOL­UN­TEERS Arthi Gopi, Man­tombi Makhubele, Sharen Thum­boo, Dun­can Guy and Clin­ton Mood­ley plog on the Dur­ban beach­front.

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