The latest viral trash tag challenge is proving that social media can be used for good, and we’re here for it! While the majority of trending posts on social media are either outrageous or hilarious, this latest challenge is here to make a difference.

Using the hashtag #Trashtag, social media users are challenging each other to upload before and after snaps of themselves tidying up an area which has been polluted by debris and trash!

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We think the idea is incredible, as annually, a whopping 1.3 billion tonnes of house waste is produced, and a large amount of this sadly ends up dumped in the sea. Just 258 -368 million of the waste gets to 50 of the largest dumpsites in the world!

The challenge went viral when a Reddit user posted a picture of someone who had completed the #trashtag challenge!

“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,” the social media user wrote.

Here are a few of the most impressive before and after trash tag challenge photos. These incredible people are saving our planet, one step at a time!

1. This stunning beach in Mumbai had a serious makeover when 500 kind-hearted volunteers collected over 5 million kg of rubbish! Incredible!

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2. Check out Manila Bay, which looks stunning after thousands of volunteers cleaned the beach.

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3. These cute kids made sure to play their part in the #trashtag challenge, and tidied a beach in Florida. Their parents have done an amazing job to raise such kind kids!

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4. A man from Nepal made a huge difference after filling 10 bags of trash to clean up the environment!

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5. A single family tidied this beach. It’s incredible what a few people can do—it looks completely new! 

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6. How clean does it look now? Just 10 people did this one Sunday morning.

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7. Pretty neat! Strike a pose!

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8. So much better than going to class! These incredible school kids from Tetso College, India, couldn’t wait to get their hands dirty with the #trashtag challenge.

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9. You can make a difference if you try!

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10. It looks so much better after a quick clean up! Well done to this hard-working trio.

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Are you feeling inspired now? Give the #trashtag challenge a go, and share your photos with us! 

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