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The Coastline Runner continues his plogging journey to combat ocean plastic

The Coastline Runner plogging

The Coastline Runner is back on his mission of running along the coast, collecting plastic waste, and engaging with local authorities and initiatives after participating in the World Plogging Championship in Genoa, Italy. On October 31st, he will start his journey from Alnmouth to Seahouses, covering five stretches of half to full marathon length. His goal is to reach Leith, in Edinburgh, before the end of the month.

While running along the coast, he was introduced to the concept of "Plogging" which is a combination of jogging and picking up litter. The Coastline Runner has fully embraced this trend and uses his runs to make a positive impact on the environment. He has even submitted his data and got invited to ‘The World Plogging Championships 2023’. During his runs, he wears Vibrams and carries a pair of gloves, a waterproof rucksack bag, and sunglasses made from ocean plastic pollution (made by Waterhaul). He collects plastic bottles, wrappers, and other debris he comes across along his path. He runs in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

Luke Douglas-Home plogging

Luke's journey began as a personal mission to combat the ineffectual pants of global environmental summits. Frustrated by the lack of positive environmental progress, he started his journey up the east coast of England and has already covered an impressive 550 kilometres, collecting 550 kilograms of foreshore plastic along the way. His ambition is to cover the entire east coast from Lowestoft to Leith by 2023.

From Norfolk to Lincolnshire, Yorkshire to Durham, Luke has engaged with local authorities and landlords, highlighting the importance of improving 'binfrastructure' and signage to reduce littering on our beaches.

After returning from the World Plogging Championship, the Coastline Runner is more motivated than ever to continue his mission of keeping our coasts as plastic-pollution-free as possible. His upcoming journey from Alnmouth to Seahouses and then Berwick, and to Edinburgh, is a testament to his dedication and passion for the cause. He was recently interviewed on Good Morning Britain and featured in the Daily Mail.

Luke Douglas-Home The Daily Mail
Luke Douglas-Home with Jane Fryer, The Daily Mail

The Coastline Runner's journey is not only inspiring but also a call to action for others to join the cause to fight against the plastification of our seas. Picking up waste while running can make a big difference in creating a cleaner and healthier environment for us and future generations. If you're interested in joining the Coastline Runner on his journey or supporting his cause, you can visit his website at Let's all do our part in keeping the environment clean and healthy.

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