(FOX News) -- Finally, a viral challenge that’s making the world a little bit of a better place. In recent days, the so-called “trashtag challenge” has gained steam all over the globe, encouraging do-gooders to clean up littered areas of their local communities, sharing images of their “before” and “after” to social media.
The #trashtag hashtag has spawned thousands of posts on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and more, while it continues to trend with teenagers in particular.
"Here is one challenge for all of you bored teens," one popular Instagram post reads. "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.”
Today our first post comes from this absolutely massive @keepnaturewild group in #phoenix #arizona. Just look at all those people! (over 700) - these wonderful people helped remove 11,600 lbs of trash from the #saltriver in 2 hours! #trashtag #trashtagechallenge #keepnaturewild pic.twitter.com/GEhljIObbd— trashtagchallenge (@trashtag2019) March 12, 2019
40 Norwegian Folk High School students from Alta spent one-week picking trash at a local beach, gathering a total of 12,400kg! We can't help but love the fact this is catching on globally! #trashtag #trashtagchallenge #norway pic.twitter.com/hezXhGvHaQ— trashtagchallenge (@trashtag2019) March 11, 2019
According to Time, the trend is said to have resurfaced last week after first hitting the internet in 2015.
#trashtag my friends cleaned up this street and sat with a stray to watch the beauty from r/TrashTag
One particularly moved parks and recreation staffer took to Reddit to voice her appreciation for the earth-friendly campaign in a post that has since earned over 127,000 upvotes.
“THANK YOU to anyone who has ever helped clean up a park. This river used to be covered in trash and it's pristine again because of one of you. I hope #TrashTag never ends,” the woman wrote online.
As a Parks and Rec employee, THANK YOU to anyone who has ever helped clean up a park. This river used to be covered in trash and it's pristine again because of one of you. I hope #TrashTag never ends. from r/pics
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