Thousands collect rubbish pictures online in latest social media craze #Trashtag challenge

14 March, 2019, 02:08 | Author: Darnell Taylor
  • Steven Reinhold picks up trash for the #Trashtag Challenge

The hashtag made a comeback in March, with people beginning to use the #Trashtag hashtag to share pictures of themselves, as well as before and after shots, of public areas that had once been covered in garbage and were now clean. We are loving Mother Nature's new makeover.

Following on the toes of the Cheesed Challenge and the Fire Noodle Challenge comes Trashtag Challenge, which encourages people to go outside and clean up litter. The second is the socially conscious that doesn't always do what it's meant to do, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved thousands of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads without actually donating to the cause. Within a few days, the trend has caught on and people all over the world are enthusiastically participating in this clean-up.

A new challenge is going viral on social media, and this time it brings some good news for our environment and planet.

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Social media challenges have become the next in thing today.

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. But it resurfaced online when a Facebook post was directed at bored teens, asking them to be a part of this #Trashtag Challenge.

It is indeed a positive social media challenge that has flooded the internet. On Instagram alone, there were more than 25,000 posts with the hashtag #trashtag - variations include #trashtagchallenge and #trashchallenge.

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