It’s the hashtag that makes the world a cleaner place

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1. Find it

The abandoned garbage for inattention or incivility is so much, pick it up! Don’t be ashamed.

2. Put it in the bin and take a picture of it

Find a bin near you and take a photo while putting the object in the bin.

3. Share

Share your experience on social media using the hashtag #putitinthebin, and other people may follow your lead!

Who we are

#putitinthebin is a hashtag created to persuade people to dispose of their trash in the appropriate bins.

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Care for the future

Distraction and incivility lead to littering the environment, this action impacts everyone, men, animals, plants and future generations.

For whom do we do it?

For everyone. Who uses this hashtag has a deep respect for the environment in which he lives, so he makes up for other people’s gaps. Everybody thinks that a field is beautiful only when there is no trash on it, everybody thinks that a beach is beautiful only when it has crystal clear water and the sand is not covered in cigarette butts.


Picking up abandoned trash (without being ashamed!) and putting it in appropriate bins. A noble gesture that deserves to be shared by everyone. The choice of sharing the experience of these everyday heroes (because they are!) their experience through the hashtag #putitinthebin on twitter and other social media, will lead other people to do the same. And when it becomes viral it will make the world a better and cleaner place for everyone

Decomposition rates of trash

Any object abandoned on the ground has different decomposition rates depending on the material. The data below is shocking. Hashtag #putitinthebin was created for this reason too. Nature has anticipated even the decomposition of complex artificial objects, but it is clear that these objects have to be disposed in the right way in order not to pollute nature.

  • Glass
  • bottiglie di vetro
  • 400 years
  • Plastic
  • bottiglia plastica
  • 100 - 1000 years
  • Cigarette butt
  • mozzicone di sigaretta
  • 1 - 2 years
  • Cardboard
  • scatola di cartone
  • 2 months
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • giornali
  • 6 months - 10 years
  • Napkins and tissues
  • fazzoletto
  • 3 months
  • Cans
  • Lattine di alluminio
  • 10 - 100 years
  • Polystyrene
  • polistirolo
  • over 1000 years
  • Diapers
  • pannolino
  • 400 years
  • Clothes in cotton or wool
  • indumento di cotone
  • 1 year
  • Chewing gum
  • gomme da masticare
  • 5 years
  • Apple core
  • torsolo di mela
  • 3 months

They say about us

This is a summary of magazines and interviews that talk about #ioloraccolgo, the italian initiative.

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Who invented this hashtag?

Alessandro De Chirico

My name is Alessandro De Chirico and I graduated in “Professional Communications and Multimedia” at the University of Studies of Pavia. My interests span many topics, from web technologies to the environment.I love plants, parrots and a good book. With this project I hope to do something tangible to help the planet.

If you want to learn more about me and my projects visit my personal website   HedgehogSphere or my  LinkedIn account.