#Trashtag has always had a simple purpose; to get people to pick up trash and post their work online. You take a before and after photo to show the progress. It languished, as all old hashtags do… until Byron Roman used it. It took nine trash bags, but Roman got his greenspace clean in the Phoenix area.
He young man hopes to inspire kids to do more online than just a dangerous or meaningless challenge. He’d love to see #trashtag spread. He aimed it at bored teens, but people from all ages are loving this challenge.
Recycling a 2015 hashtag has brought about a greener change in real life.