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Meet Paul Waye
Hi, my name is Paul Waye.
I am a 55 year old ex-Brit living in the Netherlands (now officially Dutch), and I am perhaps.. maybe..hopefully.. the “hardest working plogger in the World”!
A grand claim for sure! haha. But let’s see if I can back it up. Oh gosh, I have a lot to live up to now!
WHEN I STARTED
My first official plog was in 2011. I was on my run commute to work when I noticed all this trash in the hedges. So I bent down, picked some up and made a tweet about it.
Although it wasn’t the first time I did something like that, it was the first time I did it and made a social media comment on it, so I take that as my first time
(yep, it was 5 years before the Swedes came up with the word plogging, so I just said ‘look what I picked up while running’).
EVERY TIME I PLAY SPORT, I PICK UP TRASH!
Like others, I used to do it every now and then (a few times a week), but in 2019 I made a deeper commitment and pledge to pick up trash EVERY time I do a run, bike, swim, SUP. It only has to be one piece but is usually a lot more
(just during sport I collect well over 220lbs/100kg of trash each and every month)
Yep.. I run a lot – 4000km a year (around 11km/7miles each day on average)
EVERY TIME? REALLY?
Marathon races – I pick up a piece of trash on the way to the starting line, carry it around the whole way and then put it in the bin.
To the litterbug I say; “you couldn’t take it 10m to the bin? Well I just carried it 42,195m AND THEN put it in the bin”
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