What is Itämeri Plogging?
Baltic Sea Plogging is a Finland-wide charity project that enables concrete cleaning of the Baltic Sea one kayak trip at a time. We want to offer everyone the opportunity to see and experience the Baltic Sea in all its beauty and harshness.
The Baltic Sea is one of the most polluted seas in the world, and the growing problem, in addition to eutrophication, is human-caused littering. Change is in our hands and it requires concrete actions.
In 2023 Itämeri Plogging will happen in eight different locations: Laguuni Keilis, Laguuni Hietsu, Laguuni Mustikkamaa, Natura Viva Vuosaari, Lappis Oulu, Turku Aurajokisäätiö, Sup Station Vaasa & Surfkeskus Yyteri.
What pollutes the Baltic Sea?
The biggest problem in the Baltic Sea is eutrophication caused by an excessive amount of nutrients. In addition to eutrophication, the nature of the Baltic Sea is threatened by, for example, increasing sea traffic, microplastics and littering, as well as harmful substances and environmental toxins.
How can I participate in Itämeri plogging?
Anyone can participate by booking a Fortum cleaning kayak or a Polestar car (and the accompanying folding kayak) or by booking a guided trip for their group. The booking calendar opens on May 29, and kayaks can be reserved until autumn.