A Fun New Internet Challenge Is Causing People Around The World To Clean Up Lots Of Trash

#TrashTag is the latest and greatest trend in the same lineage as the Ice Bucket Challenge and the Harlem Shake, but this time it’s helping to clean up the environment.

The internet is going wild posting their photos with the hashtag: #trashtag. Byron Roman posted the challenge online and has since had over 300,000 shares for this wonderful cause. His post said,

“Here is a new #challenge for all you bored teens. Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance, then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post it.”

People around the globe have been finding places with lots of litter, taking a “before photo,” and then cleaning it all up while snapping an after clean-up victory pic and then uploading both to social media.

This environmentally conscious viral trend is making a real difference for the planet Earth, as tens of thousands of Facebookers, Instagrammers and Redditers have been cleaning up their communities while sharing their good news online.

Here are a few of the wonderful results of this online challenge:

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Our contribution in Portland, Oregon. This trash would have eventually ended up in the Willamette River. from pics

Photo credit: Robbie McNeil / Twitter

#TrashTag’ing while off-roading in the mountains of California.

Photo credit: Steben Stupid / Twitter

The trend is spreading in India. Here’s a pic from Dimapur, Nagaland, India from pics

Photo credit: momento / Twitter

#trashtag is a wonderful way to get environmentally conscious by having fun and keeping nature clean at the same time. If you haven’t already participated, please find a place near you that has some litter and complete the challenge! Make sure to share your #trashtag photos online as well to encourage and inspire others to help keep our beautiful planet clean and pollution free.

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