We recently had the pleasure of sharing a really positive and useful social media challenge for once, the #Trashtag Challenge. Instead of the usual dumb and damaging crap like tide pods and people walking around blindfolded, this challenge encourages people to go out with their gloves and some trash bags, and clean up a polluted area.
Since our previous post a few days ago, the challenge has spread even further and gone truly global. Perhaps this is how we eventually manage to do something about climate change before it’s too late? It turns out that we can foster a community spirit, get off our butts and make positive change for our environment, we just need to be challenged to post pics of it on social media. Problem solved!
Scroll down to check out even more inspiring pics of people getting their hands dirty and cleaning up, and let us know what you think in the comments!
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I Wanted To Give Back To The Filipino Community Who Has Been So Kind To Me; I Spent 6 Hours At A “Local’s” Beach And Cleaned It Up A Bit. I Know It’s Not A Lot, But It’s A Small Way Of Saying “Thank You.” #trashtag
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Cleaning Up Homeless Camps! #trashtag 260 Kgs, Only Took About An Hour!
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Cleaning Up The Florida Springs! Thank You @kingsofthesprings For Coordinating This Event! #trashtag #floridasprings
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Over 8,000 Cigarettes Picked Off The Street To Be Recycled #trashtag
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This Woman Has Dedicated The Last Year And A Half Of Her Life To Cleaning Up Polluted Coasts, Way Before #trashtag Was A Thing. Currently, She Is In Central America Continuing Her Efforts. More People Like This Deserve Recognition.
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Living Lands & Waters Cleaned Up 14,353lbs Of Trash From The Mississippi River (In Memphis) Just Yesterday! #trashtag
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Everyday Hundreds Of Youth Are Cleaning Up The Country. This #trashtag Challenge If Continued In Great Magnitude Can Really Help Solve Hundreds Of Environmental Problems. This Picture Is From The Students Of Highschool Named Kmc From Kathmandu, Nepal.
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The Best Kind Of Justice.
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One Boombox, One Dog Bed And Nine Trash Bags Later And The Woods Next To My Apartment Building Look A Hundred Times Better. The Top Photos Are The View From My Kitchen Window And Now I No Longer Have To Look At Trash! #trashtag
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#trashtag Going Into My Third Year Of Plogging And I Am Grateful For The Enthusiasm From Family And Friends.
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Okeanos Foundation For The Sea Doing Our Part For #trashtag
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This Wasn’t All The Trash We Got, And Only One Side Of The River, But We Cleaned Up The River By My University And Said Hi To Some Turtles In The Process 🙂 #trashtag
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This Was My #trashtag From Last Fall, Before It Was A Thing. This Was In One Of My Favorite Little Trail Loops And After Many Times Passing It, I Couldn’t Stand To See It Anymore. Ran Out Of Bags (And Space).
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Feeling The #trashtag Movement In Tucson!
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Love #trashtag And Decided To Join In. Lots To Do But My One Man Team Removed 6 Bags Of Trash And And Few Large Items.
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#trashtag We Made A Trash Snowman At A Beach Cleanup In Taiwan!
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We Get Trashed Off Of Bagged Wine And Pick Up Garbage On The Mountain On Closing Day #trashtag
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We Got Inspired By All The Other Trashtag Posts. Cleaned Up A 3 Mile Section On Our Local Trail
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Doing My Part For #trashtag By Cleaning Up The Walking Trail Near Campus
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Not Recent, But Two Years Ago I Arranged A Group Of People To Clean Up A Neglected Gun Range. 5 Truck Beds Full Of Junk. Keep Up The Good Work #trashtag
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I Picked Up A Piece Of Trash In Hawaii #trashtag
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Usually Bailey And I Fill A Whole Bag During Our Walk. This Is All We Found Today. Trashtag Is Working.
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An Elementary School I Work At In Japan This Morning Spent An Hour Walking Around The Neighborhood Picking Up Trash. They Werent Aware Of #trashtag, It Was Just Something To Be Done
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One Of Two Bags Me And My Girlfriend Picked Up A Few Weeks Ago. Making It A Regular Thing. Am I Doing It Right? #trashtag
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Here In The Great White North Our Trash Is Still Burried In Snow, But Here Is A Truck Load The Was Picked Up Last Spring At My Annual Trail Cleanup. #trashtag
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The Ku Canterbury House Decided To Spend Our Spring Break Picking Up Trash On The Streets Of St. Louis! #trashtag
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My Mom And I Cleaned Up A Mangrove Today Along Lemon Bay (Fl) Which Leads Straight To The Gulf #trashtag
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Local Fishermen Helping With The #trashtag To Help Clear Our Small Island, Everyone Helping Out! 🙂
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Cleaning Up Our Island! #trashtag
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I Heard #trashtag Is Getting Popular. Kiev, Ukraine, April 2018.
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One Of The Biggest #trashtag Of 2019. Manila Bay Philippines Clean Up Drive.
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Marine Conservationist Kathryn Bland Collecting 18.5kg Of Litter From Radipole Lake In Weymouth #trashtag
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This Is Just A Work Of 30 Seconds #trashtag
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A Pile Of Bricks By This Path Behind My Local Walmart Always Bothered Me. A Couple Years Ago I Got Bored And Made It Less Shitty. #trashtag Proves We Can Make The World A More Beautiful Place
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#trashtag Just Doing My Part, Took A While But Feels Great!!
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Thrilled Everyone Is Posting #trashtag – 2018 Riverkeeper Sweep, Croton Point Park, Hudson River (Ny)
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It Was June Of Last Year But We Managed To Pick All This Trash Up At Lake Tahoe. Keep It Beautiful #trashtag
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#trashtag My Eagle Scout Project From Last Year! Took A Whole Day With Nearly 20 People. Dayton, Oh, Usa
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#trashtag – Before And After Cleaning Up Scilly Beach In Melbourne, Australia
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#trashtag. South Africa
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