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When junk comes alive: the scariest anti-littering campaign ever

2 min read

Better Society
Source: YouTube/CleanMyMac

#CleanMyCity is a series of urban cleanups initiated by app developer Macpaw. To promote their 2019 cleanup challenge, they created Junkman—the first superhero made entirely out of junk—and the results are hilarious.

Revenge of the junk: a hilarious way to stop people from littering

Can you scare people into being litter-conscious? That’s precisely what App developer Macpaw have been trying to figure out with their #CleanMyCity prank, which they say draws inspiration from one of their computer software junk-cleaner apps. Whenever unsuspecting folks would drop a piece of litter onto the pile, the “junk” would suddenly rise up and chase them back. Macpaw say this simple idea helped them draw attention to their #CleanMyCity urban cleanups.

Can you scare people into being litter-conscious? A street prank by #CleanMyCity and CleanMyMac X. Source: YouTube/CleanMyMac
#CleanMyCity is a series of urban cleanups initiated by CleanMyMac X. To promote their 2019 cleanup challenge, they created Junkman, the first hero made entirely out of junk.
Junkman is the first superhero made entirely out of junk #CleanMyCity is a series of urban cleanups initiated by CleanMyMac X. To promote their 2019 cleanup challenge, they created Junkman, the first hero made entirely out of junk. Source: YouTube/CleanMyMac

LESSONS IN PUTTING LITTER WHERE IT BELONGS

When these guys saw litter louts treating the environment like a trash can, they knew exactly what to do — they ‘recycled’ the garbage right back at the perplexed perpetrators. Watch the fun here.

Make an Impact

List of Ways We Can Reduce Trash and Litter

With a few simple adjustments, you can reduce the amount of waste and litter you generate. Aside from creating environmental benefits, you can personally benefit as you spend less on purchasing, and then disposing of, materials you could do without. You can save some materials for reuse. You can take action to remove litter, with a group or on your own.