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#Trashtag Is Coming To Leeds – But Where Needs Cleaning Up Most?

Neknomination, Planking, the ice bucket challenge. The rise of social media has lead to some pretty strange global trends. Sure, some of them have good intentions like the Ice Bucket Challenge was in aid of ASL – but others are just plane stupid.

However, in 2019, there’s a viral trend that we can really get behind. Initially coined back in 2015, #Trashtag has recently become a global trend with over 25,000 participants so far – and growing daily.

In a nutshell, the challenge involves cleaning up the planet. Instagram users choose a local location, head down with some bin bags and pick up litter – pretty simple. The resulting before and after photo’s are what users post online along with the hashtag. And although it might be a bit self indulgent – we think it’s brilliant!

The trend’s growing everyday, and as a result, many in Yorkshire are thinking of getting involved – and we’re 100% behind it.

Just take a look at some of the awesome results people across the world have achieved.


The viral hashtag has people from all continents taking part.


Recently, members of a Leeds Subreddit have been talking about organising their own challenges – and have been debating suggestions on where to target.

Current contenders include Meanwood Beck and areas of Leeds Liverpool Canal, but we’d love to hear your suggestions on where you think could benefit from this challenge – leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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