‘Challenges’ are the latest obsession of netizens and they usually function in a very similar way. There is one activity, one hashtag and bam – millions of videos on social media.
Now, safe to say most of them don’t make much sense and some are even dangerous. So #TrashTag comes as a pleasant change.
🚨 #trashtag Challenge! 🚨— Sea Shepherd SSCS (@SeaShepherdSSCS) March 11, 2019
Single use plastics are DESTROYING this planet that we call home, so if you see something, DO SOMETHING!
Know of an area that could use a clean up? Take a before photo, roll up those sleeves and get to work, take an after photo, post it and TAG US! pic.twitter.com/CqDvmKwRrk
It requires people to click before and after pictures of places once they are done with cleaning them up. Yes, the challenge is actually about cleaning places.
And people are actively participating, which can only be a good sign.
I don’t have a before-and-after picture, but here’s a couple of pictures of me with my family picking up trash from the road side whenever we made a rest stop. #trashtag pic.twitter.com/TygYf2dM13— Adhiti (@frizhbee) March 10, 2019
Here’s from Nagaland, India. Students from #tetsocollege with the #trashtag movement!#ChallengeAccepted #TrashChallenge #trashtag challenge pic.twitter.com/ZFxC1g6ctN— Shon Kapai (@KapaiShon) March 11, 2019
#trashtag #TrashChallenge Around 500 volunteers helped with the cleanup of 5 million kg of trash from this Mumbai beach.https://t.co/7UPGOKsGFDhttps://t.co/QBIMDUU8SThttps://t.co/5O8VJjYGTN pic.twitter.com/xWjsA1JPQ8— Pratika RCC Pipes Hyderabad (@rcc_pipes) March 10, 2019
#trashtag is really gaining in popularity, let’s keep it going! pic.twitter.com/UpuHcWSTk1— Kelllvvviiinnn (@kelllvvviiinnn) March 10, 2019
Along the Potomac River south of Washington, DC #trashtag pic.twitter.com/n2uPL52LZG— Robbie McNeil (@RMcNeil2105) March 10, 2019
Decided to pick up trash for my birthday and filled up 4 bags #20 #trashtag pic.twitter.com/EHl12o6aT5— City Dave (@daavidcabrera_) March 10, 2019
Just trying to do my part cleaning up Hip Hop. #trashtag #TrashChallenge #hiphop #worldstar pic.twitter.com/hdwwG7roTf— Derp_diddler (@derp_diddler) March 11, 2019
Hey kids. Remember the Harlem shake..the water bottle flip challenge..the mannequin challenge..? At last, something meaningful is about to drop globally – #trashtag – take a before and after shot of major tidying efforts. You heard it here first, kids. @CognitaSchools #CognitaWay pic.twitter.com/pp873OGNP2— Andy Perryer (@andyperryer) March 10, 2019
Whoever came up with #trashtag is an absolute genius. None of these dumb internet trends, lets clean the planet!— 🐉 Esther [raw/RAWR]🎮📖✨ (@heysunnysanfran) March 10, 2019
Cleaned up trash at this waterfall in #Vermont #trashtag https://t.co/hs6OCDkYr4 pic.twitter.com/BX6bDc7UQZ— CoolPics (@CoolPics) March 10, 2019
#trashtag is awesome, never thought I’d support one in a non sarcastic fashion. I sure hope this challenge sticks around. pic.twitter.com/3t2dIqZvsE— momento (@EddieOhGonzales) March 10, 2019
#trashtag #TrashChallenge— Fred Schroeder (@fred_schroeder) March 10, 2019
Picking up around Clifton with UCMC! pic.twitter.com/IjTVSzk7BN
Hey @camerondallas the community in my home town in Mexico got together and cleaned up garbage #TrashChallenge #TrashChallenge #trashtag pic.twitter.com/hk9kNTVmSZ— GermanG (@ger__mann) March 11, 2019
Another #trashtag challenge accepted! Help keep our streets clean. pic.twitter.com/0bh7oEEcTN— TO112 (@to112life) March 10, 2019
#trashtag we all have a responsibility to do (my sincere 20 minutes effort) pic.twitter.com/jLcyixc6cG— Shahzad (@pakistanprobe) March 11, 2019
Usually I’m against doing good deeds just to post it online but in the case of #trashtag i am 100% for it, if that’s what it takes.— Megan (@bacon_N_megs) March 10, 2019
Good people are good. pic.twitter.com/VGqkDEhFuE
The challenge started after an outdoor lighting company ‘UCO’ launched the hashtag, prompting people to clean up places when they return from wilderness.