Do we finally have an internet hype that is really useful? Could it truly be? It seems the #Trashtag challenge is the real deal. We think it’s a great idea. So, in case you missed it, we’re here to tell you it’s still going on and we should keep it alive… If you’re interested in more of these nifty articles, all you have to do is sign up for our newsletter and you’ll get them in right in your inbox, every month!
If you haven’t heard of the Trashtag challenge, here it is. It’s quite easy and extremely effective. The Trashtag challenge is an online challenge that encourages users to simply clean up places. Parks, beaches, roads, and you name it have been cleaned by volunteers and posted about it on social media using the hashtag #trashtag.
The hashtag went viral after a Reddit user posted a completed challenge with the caption: “Here is a new #challenge for all you bored teens. Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post it here.”
The trashtag challenge not only makes us aware of the waste in the world, but it also makes us aware of the amount of trash being produced. This positive social media challenge has had a global response, showing people’s willingness to clean up the world. A positive thing for sure, though it is a bit unfortunate that a social media hype was needed to make it happen.
Remember that you don’t have to clean up a complete park, the small bits also help. So, next time you go for a walk, run, kayaking, trip to the beach, or whatever, keep the #trashtag challenge in mind… It might even be a fun and educational thing to do with your kids!
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