Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

#trashtag challenge

In spring, so much trash is revealed that was previously hidden by snow.

Last month, my son and I did four litter walks as part of our Earth Day resolution 🌎 We didn’t have to go far to find a LOT of trash 😳

Sometimes my son and I try to guess how the trash ended up in the natural environment. Other times, we’re too overwhelmed by the sheer amount of it 😥

In one spot we found more than 50 plastic bottle caps 😮

Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

Along one stretch of fence, we collected disposable cups, plastic bottles and paper bags from nearby fast food restaurants.

Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

In another area, we found 16 garbage bags and 3 artificial Christmas trees 🤷🏻‍♀️

Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

In the creek behind our street, we found multiple garbage bags and a car seat—just yards away from a dumpster 😞

Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

We picked up what we could and brought it to nearby trash and recycling bins. We saved these perfectly good plastic pots (tags still attached) and gave them to a friend for her backyard.

Tiny Trash Can trashtag litter pickup

I also called my city and sent an email (with photos) explaining the dumping problem 🤞

If you’re looking for a tangible way to make a difference where you live, consider joining the #trashtag challenge! Take a photo of an area before and after you remove litter and use the hashtag #trashtag when you share on social media. You’ll feel great, and hopefully you’ll inspire others to clean up their corner of the world 💚

3 thoughts on “#trashtag challenge”

  1. Hi, my compliments to you and your son for what you are both doing! I would also like to know if it is possible to read other people’s comments/suggestions on your blog.
    May you have a day filled with recycled AND new good moments,

    1. Hi! And thank you 🙂

      Comments/suggestions on my blog are visible, but there might not be comments yet on the posts you’re reading.

      Have a great day!

  2. Dorothy Noecker

    Awful. I live in a small town and walk my dogs in a bush behind the community centre. I take a bag along to collect all the garbage and recyclables. There are trash cans and recycling nearby but it most be too much work!!!

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