Viral 'Trashtag Challenge' Makes Garbage Clean Up Trendy

Trashtag Challenge is The Change We Need! Social Media Challenge Urges People to Clean Dirty Places View Pics

Trashtag Challenge is The Change We Need! Social Media Challenge Urges People to Clean Dirty Places View Pics

As online challenges go, #trashtag, which went viral on social media over the weekend, is a pretty wholesome one.

The #Trashtag Challenge encourages people from all over the world to clean up the parks, beaches, and streets that are really dirty.

Thankfully, this one is not asking anyone to do anything unsafe or stupid, like last year's Bird Box Challenge.

r/Detrashed is one such community where you can find the pictures of #trashtag challenge.

We're yet to locate any from the UAE, but, like with plogging (jogging while picking up litter), we're keen to see it catch on here. In 2015, its ambassador, Steven Reinhold, had an idea to inspire people to pick up trash and dispose it properly and it eventually launched the #TrashTag Project where they aimed to pick up 10,000 trash by October 2016, as quoted by snewsnet.com and UCO's official Facebook page.

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Ultimately, it aims to raise awareness of litter pollution and the issue of plastics in the ocean. With people from all over the world coming together in a cleanliness drive, it is a change the environment beckons.

But a new viral challenge has sent people on a cleanliness drive around the world, with results that are quite awesome.

Similar to the Ice Bucket Challenge, raised over $100 million for ALS research, the #TrashTag challenge is an example that is not harmful, and can end up doing some good. On Instagram alone, there were more than 25,000 posts with the hashtag #trashtag - variations include #trashtagchallenge and #trashchallenge.

At least this one isn't so uncomfortable.

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