#Trashtag is Trending and It’s Actually Awesome, Let’s Keep It Going!
Over this past weekend, #trashtag started trending on social media as well as reddit. People on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Reddit were sharing before and after photos of areas they had cleared of trash.
From beaches and parks to sidewalks and streets, people around the globe are proving that even a single person can make a difference.
Although this hashtag and cleanup idea has been around for years, it really started to trend again this past weekend and has steadily gained momentum. We for one, feel this is one viral trend we can all happily get behind.
Below you will see some of the amazing before and after photos that have been posted already online.
This is Versova Beach in Mumbai, India. Over 5.3 million kilograms of trash was removed from the 2.5 km stretch of beach over a period of 21 months (starting in 2015). The initiative was led by lawyer and environmentalist, Afroz Shah, whose efforts gained nationwide media attention and drew over 1,000 volunteers to help clean up the beach.