This is a globally known fact that the Earth is facing numerous problems day-in-day-out.
While half of the world is tackling the first and second world problems, the other half is facing third world problems.
But there is very little done when it comes to the actual world itself.
Earth, the planet we call home is suffering heavily, and as humans, all we’re doing is adding on to it.
Using plastics excessively and burning them, throwing away trash wherever we like and not care about recycle or reuse it.
Cutting out trees and vegetation, and more of these activities have led to the destruction of the environment.
Every year around 4.8-12.7 million tones of plastic enters the ocean hampering the lives of all the creatures that live underwater.
Global warming, the long-term rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system is at its all-time high. This resulted in the melting of icebergs and glaciers all around the world.
The main reason why the earth is facing all these problems is mostly because of human beings and their selfishness.
There might be organizations around the world working to make the world a better and cleaner place. But a few thousand people is not enough to bring the change in the world with more than seven billion people.
But if we all join forces in making the earth a greener and cleaner place to live in, it might be possible.
And this is exactly what #trashtag is doing.
What is #trashtag?
As human beings exposed to social media, we all know the power a hashtag posses.
Hashtags have become a way to spread anything on social media. It is very powerful in spreading any message you want to convey far and wide.
Hashtags (#) in social media are usually considered trends that people all around the world follow.
#trashtag is a similar phenomenon that is spreading around the social media sphere in recent times.
#trashtag is a social movement that is targeted to eliminate trash from the world. And this phenomenon is getting quite a recognition around the world.
It all started with a man from Nepal posting a picture of himself in front of a roadside dumpster that is filled trash scattered all over.
And in the second picture, you can see him standing in front of the same place but instead of the scattered trash. We can see that the place is clean and there are a bunch of trash bags lying in front of him.
Social media sites like Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit is now flooded with similar posts. A lot of people are taking the before and after pictures of the same place before and after cleaning it using the hashtag #trashtag.
How can you participate?
#trashtag is honestly one of the most beautiful and important social movement social media users have initiated in order to take care of the planet.
It is only a simple step people have taken in order to save the planet. And it is a step we all can and should take to make our homes and the environment cleaner.
Since #trashtag is a social media movement, anyone that has access can get involved in it.
All you need to do is pick up the trash and clean up the places around you, post the before and after pictures on any social media site using the hashtag #trashtag.
This might or might not increase your social stardom and gain you lots of followers. But it is a step towards making this planet cleaner and better place. And saving the earth from the destructions we’re all a part of creating.