There’s a new viral challenge spreading across social media, and it’s induce the world a cleaner place.
To participate in the challenge, simply seek out a litter-filled area or overflowing trashcan, clean it up, and share before and after photos online using the hashtag #trashtag. It’s unbelievably wholesome.
The hashtag has been around for years, and in 2015 UCO, a company that constructs gear for camping, hiking, and other outdoor activities, even started the #TrashTag Project to inspire people to be working to pick up 10,000 pieces of trash in the wilderness by October 2016. But the movement gained traction again over the weekend, and reposts that explain the challenge, like this one from @thescientistfacts, are helping spread the word.
As more and more people learn about the challenge, they’ve been sharing their own #trashtag attempts on social media. The before and after shootings are truly an inspiring sight.
#trashtag has been an awesome time world wide flash instant.
From 44 purses in Asheville North Carolina, 500 volunteers picking up 8000 lb in South mountain regional Park Arizona, and Hungry cleaning rivers.
This has been one of the best hashtag challenges ever. pic.twitter.com/ QON5Ahdkzo
— OREGON I.T. NOT IT [?] (@ OregonJOBS2) March 11, 2019
The constructive, and even somewhat earnest social media challenge is a refreshing change of speed, especially after a series of dangerous viral challenges that have taken over the internet over the past few years.
Though some challenges like the Cheese Challenge, in which people throw slices of cheese on newborns and bird-dogs, are lighthearted and fun, others have the potential to make real impairment. The Bird Box Challenge, where people attempted daily tasks while blindfolded caused at least one car wreck in January. And which is likely to forget 2018 ‘s infamous Tide Pod Challenge, which consisted of teens daring each other to eat the toxic, detergent-filled pods.
Let’s keep the good viral challenge streak going, please.
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