If you’ve been paying attention at all in the past few years, you already know about some of the challenges that have come around. People are doing all kinds of crazy things, like swallowing Tide Pods in the ‘Tide Pod’ challenge or walking around blindfolded in the ‘Birdbox Challenge’.
Most of these really have no meaning and some are dangerous. That is why we were so pleasantly surprised to see a challenge come along that actually helps.
It is the ‘Trash Challenge’, also known by the hashtag, #Trashtag. People everywhere are cleaning up parks, beaches or their community and we couldn’t be happier.
To be fair, the #Trashtag concept has been around for a long time but it got a boost recently when people started to post their before and after pictures.
Some of the areas that were cleaned up included plastic trash that littered a wooded area. Everything was picked up and put into trash bags.
When ‘bored teens’ were brought into the picture, the word spread fast.
There was also a lot of discussion about the benefits of cleaning up natural landscapes.
Cody Hanson said the following on Instagram: “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.”