The #Trashtag Hashtag Is an Eco-Friendly Online Challenge We Can Get Behind

Viral online challenges aren’t often the most wholesome family activities, but the latest trend picking up steam online is something you’ll definitely want to get the whole fam involved with. Roll up your sleeves and get ready to jump on board the #trashtag trending hashtag.

Across the globe, a new trend is spreading among users on Instagram, Reddit and Twitter. People simply find a spot—such as a local park or beach that could use a clean up—and post a before and after picture of their efforts to pick up trash and make the space pretty. The movement started in 2015 when a company promoted the idea as a way to protect wildlife, but it has really gained momentum in the last few weeks.

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It doesn’t require much to get in on this eco- and family-friendly activity. You don’t have to go out of your way to find a place that needs cleaning, as (sadly) many public spaces could use a spruce up by the looks of these viral #trashtag posts.

If you happen to be on family hike or having a day at the beach, just look for trash to pick up. Don’t forget to snap a pic and post it on social media with the #trashtag hashtag. The more posts shared, the more people will be encouraged to jump on the bandwagon and help keep the planet green.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Rawpixel



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