The Plastic Runner

The Plastic Runner (TPR) are a social enterprise born out of Karin’s passion for running and the environment. Since 2018, TPR have been facilitating inclusive plogging events. What is plogging? Simple—the action of running while picking up trash! In a nutshell, TPR helps the planet while assisting participants in staying active outside. How cool is that?

TPR use these events as a way to educate and create awareness about the impacts of litter on our surroundings. So far, TPR have organised more than 25 events across Victoria and Sydney, reaching over 300 volunteers, and collecting about 750 kilograms of litter. Additionally, they became finalists at the Keep Victoria Beautiful Awards 2019 in the Litter Prevention Category.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.