#Trashtag is a new viral hashtag currently trending on the web. And don’t worry, even though it sounds kind of sketchy, this one’s not about doing anything silly or potentially life-threatening, like the infamous #KikiChallenge. It actually started as an effort to encourage people to take fighting pollution into their own hands and has amassed people from all over the world.

The hashtag started after a Reddit user posted an image of a man who had completed the challenge with the caption “Here is a new #challenge for all you bored teens. Take a photo of an area that needs some cleaning or maintenance then take a photo after you have done something about it, and post it here.” From then on, the challenge quickly took off and inspired many people to get their hands dirty for the greater good.

Check out the most impressive before and after shots from people who accepted the #trashtag challenge in the gallery below!

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Here’s my contribution to #trashtag. My (large) family and I cleaned up this beach we camped near over the summer

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#trashtag seems to be trending. This one’s from Nepal

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#trashtag Manila Bay has been considered one of the dirtiest bays across the world. After 11 years, the Supreme Court finally issued a cleanup order which thousands of volunteers joined last January 27, 2019.

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Around 500 volunteers helped with the cleanup of 5 million kg of trash from this Mumbai beach.

You can read more about this cleanup here!

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#trashtag from Vietnam, youngsters gather voluntarily to clean up the environment and to raise public awareness

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This should be the new challenge to make the world a better place

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Just one of the many days cleaning up our local water ways. Featuring Selma Kayak and Large Marge the Garbage Barge

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3 women cleaned up this area together.

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This is just a work of an hour! #trashtag

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Took me a few days, but finally finished!!

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Students from @tetsocollege, Dimapur, accepted the #Trashtag challenge

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The community in my home town in Mexico got together and cleaned up garbage

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Took the whole Sunday morning for 10 people. But finally completed the #trashtag challenge

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My aunt is a 70 year old retired school teacher and she has been making these signs and going around cleaning up our neighborhood in the Bronx for a few months now #Trashtag

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Along the Potomac River south of Washington, DC. We have to clean up the existing mess, but bottle deposit laws and styrofoam bans would prevent most of it. Contact your local, state, and federal representatives and insist on this.

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People are starting to accept the challenge

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There’s an organisation I volunteer at and we basically do cleanups like this in the city. Places that have been forgotten by the local government and make them accessible for the public

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These people went above and beyond #trashtag

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Love seeing this become a challenge! Keeping the beaches clean here in Florida

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We’ve picked up tons from Durban beaches over the years

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40 Norwegian Folk High School students from Alta spent one week picking trash at a local beach, gathering a total of 12,400kg

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We did our first “official” beach clean-up in Belize that past December. Before this I’d say we were classified as “beach(trash)combers”, picking up the odd straw and plastic bottle we saw on our walks. However, for Belize, we travelled there with the intention of dedicating time to picking up any trash we came across on our hikes and beach walks. We even created a social media “clean-up crew” by partnering with other travellers to do a clean-up with us at the same time.

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South Africa

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Decided to pick up trash for my birthday and filled up 4 bags

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My girlfriend and I doing our part for #trashtag at the beach the other day

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Cleaning up floating debris in Jamaica Bay, NY

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Another #trashtag challenge accepted! Help keep our streets clean

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Did our part today for #trashtag while offroading in the mountains of California

Source: Demilked