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People Are Sharing The Positive Impact The #Trashtag Challenge Is Already Having

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People Are Sharing The Positive Impact The #Trashtag Challenge Is Already Having

People picking up rubbish to post the pictures on social media is potentially the most 2019 thing possible - but that being said, there's no denying the amazing positive impact that the #trashtag challenge has already started having on outside spaces around the world.

The 'Trash Challenge' or #trashtag is showing people around the globe clearing up litter-strewn beaches, parks and streets before calling on others to clean up their own communities - and some of the images are completely inspiring.

Callie Hyppa, a park ranger, posted this image of Bullfrog Creek. It's located in a small community park known as Vance Vogel Sports Complex in Florida.

Credit: Reddit/onetimeonreddit
Credit: Reddit/onetimeonreddit
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Sharing on Reddit, she said: "Thank you to anyone who has ever helped clean up a park. This river used to be covered in trash and it's pristine again because of one of you. I hope #TrashTag never ends."

Another image posted on Reddit shows a man who has picked up a staggering 8,000 cigarette butts. He said: "My friends and I have been saving the cigarette butts we collect so we can send them in to be recycled. This is about two month's worth of butts from four blocks on Polk Street, in San Francisco.

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Credit: Reddit/throwawayfor30yo

"We created a map of all the cigarette butts we collected our first month. We then set up cigarette disposals at the hot spots."

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A before and after from a #trashtag poster. Credit: Reddit
A before and after from a #trashtag poster. Credit: Reddit

Another shows a group from Taiwan Adventure Outings who have decided to get extra creative and make a trash snowman from their collected rubbish.

The group are using the #trashtag campaign but according to their Facebook page, they also connect adventurers to small scale initiatives within Taiwan, to promote the culture, environment, and local communities.

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Credit: Reddit/shehuishehui
Credit: Reddit/shehuishehui

The #trashtag challenge has actually been around since 2015, when outdoor gear company UCO started the campaign to pick up 10,000 pieces of trash.

Taking to Instragram, campaigner Cody Hanson summed it all up in one perfectly written post.

He said: "It's the only outdoors we have. We all use it for many different things but it is the only one we have. So let's all do our part and treat it with respect. Let's pick up after ourselves and then pick up extra. It only takes a few minutes of your time to pick up something that'll far outlast us humans if left alone."⁣⁣

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This is one social media trend that has made a welcome comeback, at a time when we probably need it the most.

Featured Image Credit: Reddit/onetimeonreddit

Amelia Ward
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