The viral 'Trashtag Challenge' encourages people to clean up litter

14 Mars, 2019, 02:08 | Auteur: Therese Cote
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The latest social media sensation-the Trashtag challenge-is arguably the most environmentally-impactful challenge ever to hit social media sites.

Hundreds of people shared photos of themselves litter-picking in trash-strewn parks and streets on Saturday and Sunday, while calling on others to start cleaning up their communities.

Similar social media challenges in the past have been successful in raising awareness of pressing issues.

On Instagram alone, there are more than 28,000 posts under the #Trashtag hashtag.

The viral #Trashtag challenge has seen litter pickers worldwide sharing before and after snaps of areas that have been cleared of rubbish.

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It is indeed a positive social media challenge that has flooded the internet. It appears that #Trashtag has already become bigger than #Plogging, but whether you're walking, running, biking, or rolling (whatever works!), picking up trash is a great way to make public spaces safer and more accessible.

His post has since been shared over 325,000 times on Facebook and thousands of others have been joining in.

The overwhelming photos of clean forests, beaches and even sidewalks has been flooding Twitter in the last month or so, but the challenge began with one avid hiker in partnership with outdoors company UCO Gear in 2015.

The recent trend is #trashtag challenge, where people would clean their surroundings and post the before and after picture for the challenge.

Another collected bags of makeup and clothes dumped in a brook, posting before and after snaps of the area. Every few days we have a new one coming up.

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