As part of Bupa Global's global sustainability and environment initiative "Healthy Cities" project, Bupa Turkey employees collected the garbage thrown into the environment at the plogging event organised in Istanbul on World Cleanliness Day.
Bupa Turkey provides great support to the sustainability projects it carries out with the mission of "Helping people live longer, healthier and happier lives and creating a better world".
Bupa Turkey employees contributed to the cleaning of the garbage thrown into the environment in the "plogging" event they organised in Belgrade Forest in cooperation with Green Heroes Turkey within the scope of World Clean-up Day. While 30 Bupa Turkey volunteers participated in the event, they collected 171 kilograms of garbage including various wastes such as plastic bottles, packaging and plastic caps.
Aiming to raise awareness on World Cleanliness Day, Bupa Turkey volunteers both did sports in nature and contributed to cleaning the environment within the scope of the plogging activity.
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With the motto "Healthy Planet, Healthy People", Bupa Turkey emphasises that in a world where the planet cannot maintain its ecological balance and natural resources are depleting, human health is also under threat; environmental problems such as air pollution, scarcity of natural resources, climate change and loss of biodiversity directly affect human health.
It draws attention to the importance of sustainable environmental practices and conscious consumption habits for the protection of both human and planetary health and carries out its activities together with expert institutions.
Programme implemented for global awareness: "Healthy Cities"
Healthy Cities, Bupa's global sustainability project, emerged from the inevitable link between the health of the world and the health of people. The Healthy Cities programme aims to support the improvement of the health of one million people every year until 2025.
What is plogging?
Plogging is an environmental activity that combines environmental awareness raising and physical activity. The term "plogging" originated in Sweden and is derived from the words "plocka upp" (to collect) and "jogging" (to run). The basic idea is to collect pollution and rubbish while jogging or walking.