The #Trashtag Challenge Is Inspiring People To Clean Up Beaches And Parks.
Alta, Norway Students
40 Norwegian students from Folk High School spent the weekend cleaning up their local beach. These determined students picked up almost 30,000 pounds of garbage! Unfortunately, there are still billions of pounds of garbage left out there, so why are you still sitting on your phone?
Retired School Teacher
This woman is a 70-year-old retired school teacher from the Bronx, New York. She has spent the past few months hanging up these signs and cleaning up different areas in her neighborhood. This just proves that it doesn't matter how old you are, it doesn't take too much to make a difference.
Durban Beach, South Africa
According to the World Ocean Network, 6.5 million tons of trash finds its way into the ocean every single year. Of that amount, 50% is long-lasting plastic that will drift around in the water for hundreds of years before it will deteriorate. Luckily, there are people out there that care enough to do their part.
While these people were offroading in California, they decided to do a bit of cleaning. More than 100,000 chemicals are used commercially every single day. So when those containers are thrown on the ground, the chemicals go into the ground, too! Obviously, this is extremely bad for the environment.
The good news is that you don't have to clean an entire beach to make a difference. The person who shared this photo said: "There's an organization 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. Peace." You see, small changes add up to major changes in almost no time at all!
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