The viral 'Trashtag Challenge' encourages people to clean up litter

James Marshall
March 14, 2019

These challenges become so popular that all sorts of people do it to spread the word from celebrities to politicians everyone. So, if you want to be a part or want to get tagged, all you have to do is take a before picture of the location filled with trash and, then, clean it up for an after photo.

The post went viral and was shared more than 300K times when more people, not only "bored teens" started going out to clean and maintain areas that need it. Here are some pictures from the subreddit.

The first use of the trend #trashtag was done back in the year 2015. Every year since is decidedly smaller.

Thankfully, this one is not asking anyone to do anything risky or stupid, like last year's Bird Box Challenge. People usually do it on the beach, parks, sidewalks or underwater.

The image was posted with the caption "This is just a work of an hour!" The second is the socially conscious that doesn't always do what it's meant to do, like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which involved thousands of people dumping buckets of ice water on their heads without actually donating to the cause. They aren't calling others to clean their communities, rather they are doing it themselves.

As more and more people learn about the challenge, they've been sharing their own #trashtag efforts on social media. What do you think about the Trashtag challenge and where in the Magic Valley could benefit from it the most?

A number of people also attached before-and-after photos that have inspired other internet users to do the same while cleaning up their environment.

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