The #Trashtag Challenge Has Folks Cleaning Up Parks & Beaches


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#Trashtag is seeing people cleaning up parks, litter-strewn streets and beaches before calling on outsiders to clear up their own communities.

There have been some pretty interesting social media challenges in the last few years. We’ve had ‘neknominate‘ – the ‘merry’ internet frenzy which urged participants to guzzle absurd amounts of booze. There was the Birdbox challenge, of course. There’s too, when people began lying face down on as many objects as they possibly could.

All of these viral trends were downright moronic. Thereby, it’s nice to see a positive challenge for a change. The idea of #Trashtag has been around a number of years however it was over the weekend that it began to pick up steam again with persons around the globe posting before and after photos to social media.

The drastic cleanup activities included wooded areas strewn in plastic trash which was scooped up and amassed into bin bags. The fad commissioned ‘bored teens’ to participate and, as word began to circulate, so did #trashtag.

Many individuals too included a justification as to why cleansing areas of natural landscape is so pivotal.

Posting on Instagram, Cody Hanson stressed: “It’s the only outdoors we have. We all use it for many different things but it is the only one we have. So let’s all do our part and treat it with respect.

“Let’s pick up after ourselves and then pick up extra. It only takes a few minutes of your time to pick up something that’ll far outlast us humans if left alone.”

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