Viral challenge encourages people to clean up garbage

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The #trashtag challenge requires people to take a "before photo" of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance, and an "after photo" when people have cleaned or helped maintain the area.

Many people started taking this challenge and started posted pictures to r/pics and similar sub-reddits. While not all of them are healthy or serve just the goal of entertainment, the newest challenge on the internet, maybe just the change we needed.

One wrote that:'Whoever came up with the #trashtag challenge is an absolute genius.

"Trends like #trashtag allow people from all walks to be satisfied".

The Trashtag Challenge has encouraged people from all over the world to clear up their parks, beaches and streets.

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Instead of encouraging social media users to do something potentially unsafe, like choking down a spoonful of cinnamon or sticking a shot glass on your lips to copy Kylie Jenner, an altogether more wholesome viral challenge is spreading across the web.

It's unclear how long #Trashtag will thrive on social media, however, the viral movement has led to more outdoor spaces looking cleaner (and trash-free) around the globe. But it resurfaced online when a Facebook post was directed at bored teens, asking them to be a part of this #Trashtag Challenge.

r/Detrashed is one such community where you can find the pictures of #trashtag challenge.

Though the hashtag has existed since 2015, it only boomed in popularity earlier this month, when Byron Román shared his own post on social media. Have you taken part in the #TrashtagChallenge yet?

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