Trashtag: A viral challenge that saves the environment
The new challenge that’s sweeping the globe entitled #trashtag (or the #TrashTagChallenge) started as one mans provocation to bored teenagers, that’s now inspiring people worldwide to clean up the environment and post it online.
What started as a challenge for bored teens has made it’s way to global news with the assistance of social media. The original Facebook post (above) shared by Byron Roman has amassed 100K likes and 332K shares as of today, with no sign of stopping!
The man in the picture who started the #TrashTag Challenge is French Algerian Drici Tani Younes. According to his Facebook page, Drici is an ecologist and activist who uses his social media presence as a source of inspiration and information for people who favour a more environmentally friendly and socially responsible life. The guy’s a real life recycling rock-star. Unbelievable!
If you’re not yet privy to the Trashtag challenge and what to know how you can get involved, NotLost is here to help
What is the #Trashtag challenge?
The aim of the game is to find a neglected and littered area of nature, be it the beach, the woods, the park etc…Take a picture of the site before and another after you clean it. After this, post it via social media and brand it with #trashtag, and that’s pretty much it!
The NotLost crew absolutely love this, so we’ve decided to compile our Top 10 #TrashTag challenge applicants, so without further ado.
8. Team effort
via Instagram posted by @themostwholesomememes
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I am blown away with the response I got with my other post encouraging people to take part in this new #trashtag challenge! My inbox is full of photos like this! Will be sure to jeep sharing them!??? - Tag a friend who needs some happiness ? - Follow @themostwholesomememes for more posts like this ???
7. Good people are good
via Twitter, posted by @bacon_N_megs
6. #trashtag Catawba River SC!
via Reddit, posted by u/raging-ramona
5. Beach Blitz
via Reddit, Posted by u/EMC2_trooper
2. A thank you to the anonymous river cleaners
via Reddit, posted by u/onetimeonreddit
via instagram, posted by @yallakurdi
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“با له شته باشهكاندا لاسایی وڵاتانی دهرهوه بكهینهوه” ئهمڕۆ ئهم برادهرهمان نارده شوێنێك كه پیسی و زبڵیكی زۆری تێدا بوو و له ماوهی دوو كاتژمێردا توانی زیاتر له ٦٠ كیسه پڕبكاتهوه و شوێنهكه خاوێن بكات. @mohamedjesus ئهمه پێی دهگوترێت #چاڵنجی_پاككردنهوه و له سۆشیال میدیای جیهانیدا بڵاو بۆتهوه. تۆش تاقیبكهوه.. بڕۆ شوێنێك پاك بكهرهوه و وێنهكانمان بۆ بنێره، #trashtag ئێمهش بڵاوی دهكهینهوه ✌️
Awesome or what?! We’ll certainly be keeping our eyes peeled for more epic #trashtag challenge entries and implore everyone to give it a go! thanks for checking out our ‘Top 10 #Trashtag challenges’, may there be many more to come. Be sure to check out our other blog posts for more success stories like this and follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn for the latest.
Until next time!