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People Are Cleaning Up Beaches and Parks for the #Trashtag Challenge

Sustainability News Activism
by Eben Diskin Mar 12, 2019

Finally, the Instagram community is putting those hashtags to use for real, positive change, rather than just likes and comments. The popular #trashtag has been making the rounds recently, used by people sharing before-and-after photos of public cleanup projects at locations all across the world, from the US to India.


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Not only does the #trashtag challenge get people involved in their community and bring awareness of the amount of waste created and not dealt with properly, but it also takes them out in nature — a significant benefit considering we all spend too much time inside, being inactive and staring at our screens.

The #trashtag challenge was originally aimed at young people, but you’re never too old to do a good deed. Also, let’s be honest, there are very few things as satisfying as cleaning up a place that desperately needed it — Marie Kondo will back us up on this.


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Whether it’s a whole team of good Samaritans or just a solo cleanup job, these dramatic photos show that you do have the power to make a difference in your community, so let your inner neat freak out and get cleaning for a good cause.

H/T: Travel & Leisure

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