Hashtags and viral challenges usually represent funny or iconic moments in pop culture, but there is a new viral movement that has taken off whose goal isn't to entertain – but to help save the planet.
1.3 billion tonnes of household waste is generated per year and only 258 -368 million tons of it ends up in the 50 largest dumpsites, and million tons of it ends up in the ocean, 80% of which comes from mainland waste. Well, the new hashtag #trashtag wants everyone to chip in to chip away at this trash problem. People are challenged to take a before photo of an area that is in need of intense trash clean-up, followed by an after photo of the beautified area.
The hashtag blew up on social media after a reddit user posted a screenshot of someone who had completed the challenge, with the caption: "Here is a new #challenge for all you bored teens. Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post it here.” Scroll down below to see some of the best photos from this environmentally-friendly hashtag and don't forget to upvote your favs!
Here's my contribution to #trashtag. My (large) family and I cleaned up this beach we campe near over the summer
#trashtag seems to be trending. This one's from Nepal
#trashtag Manila Bay has been considered one of the dirtiest bays across the world. After 11 years, the Supreme Court finally issued a cleanup order which thousands of volunteers joined last January 27, 2019.
Around 500 volunteers helped with the cleanup of 5 million kg of trash from this Mumbai beach.
This is just a work of an hour! #trashtag
Took me a few days, but finally finished!!
This should be the new challenge to make the world a better place
Just one of the many days cleaning up our local water ways. Featuring Selma Kayak and Large Marge the Garbage Barge
#trashtag from Vietnam, youngsters gather voluntarily to clean up the environment and to raise public awareness
Took the whole Sunday morning for 10 people. But finally completed the #trashtag challenge