Plogolution is a community Interest Company that has held Plogging/litter picking events across the UK since 2018. We have held large scale plogs of up to 120 people, collecting huge amounts of rubbish along the way, although our passion lies in educating and empowering people so that they can make a difference to our planet.
A big part of what we do is our education programme; going into schools to deliver environmental assemblies and setting up Plogging clubs. We have presented to thousands of children about the impact of single use plastics on the environment and what they can do to make a change, as well as giving them the tools to clean up their local community and become champions for our planet.
Dermot is a keen environmentalist with experience in anti-poaching and community conservation work in South Africa. He is a personal trainer by trade, and loves to get people outside and active.
He enjoys nothing more than getting into schools and inspiring young people.
Phoebe is extremely passionate about helping others, whether that's people with additional needs or orphaned baby rhino. She is very head strong and works hard to get the job done. Her love for the environment coupled with a passion for protecting it makes her a perfect member of the Plogolution team. She is an paediatric occupational therapist by trade.
Darren lives in Seaford near Brighton with his family. A retail manager at Asda for most of his life, he brings with him a wealth of managerial experience. As well as that he is a very keen runner and recently ran the Seven Sisters for 24 hours straight!! Darren loves plogging and thinking of new ways to upcycle and is always full of energy.
Jane lives with Darren on the South Coast and again brings a wealth of experience from a career in retail, this time HR. Jane is now a Hypnotherapist and loves using her knowledge to help people. She is very passionate about protecting the environment and loves to plog
Talking to the BBC Travel Show about plogging and why it's so much fun
Plogolution were delighted to be interviewed for BBC London News and got the chance to clean up an inlet near Hammersmith Bridge at the same time!
Plogolution were delighted to be interviewed by Rod Liddle for the Sunday Times online. Rod even got involved in a little central London plog!
We're always keen to step outside of our comfort zones and wanted to find a way to raise awareness of the huge amount of rubbish, and especially single-use plastic that litters our waterways.
With this in mind, we set ourselves a bit of a challenge for the end of May 2019. Plogolution plogged the length of the Thames from the source to the Thames barrier.
That's 184 miles. In 6 days. And picking up a LOT of rubbish on the way.
We documented everything we picked up along the way so we could highlight problem areas as well as demonstrate the huge littering problem we face.
You can see more on our Ultra Plog page.