Beach Caroline Reid Nature
Photo Credit: Daria Shevtsova from Pexels

Next time you head into nature for a hike, a walk in the park or a stroll on the beach take a bag with you and fill it with litter before you leave.


Cape Town, South Africa (08 February 2021) -The Trail Blazers is a newly formed hiking group in Cape Town that are working to combat litter on some of the cities most beautiful hiking trails. The group launched their #FillABagChallenge on social media and it’s a simple one to join!

The Trail Blazers was founded in January 2021 with the purpose of exploring more of Cape Town’s natural pubic spaces. They set up a Whatsapp group and quickly had people from all walks of life, and all fitness levels wanting to join.

Founder Jihad Owen and group members Mishqua Cassiem and Marshall Gouts came up with the idea of using the hikes to do a little good for the environment. Marshall Gouts shared his thoughts on the initiative with Friends of Table Mountain.

“The aim of the #FillABagChallenge is to offer a viable solution to thwarting litter,”

“At the moment, our focus is cleaning up our beautiful mountain trails and we are hoping that this challenge will have a ripple effect and that everyone will participate − whether it be on hiking trails or even at home, in your neighbourhood.” – Marshall Gouts

It is really easy to take part in the #FillABagChallenge, all you need to do is take an extra bag or two along the next time you head out on a hike, and then fill it with the litter you come across along your designated route.

Once you complete your route, post pictures of the litter that you picked up on your route along with the caption: ‘#FillABagChallenge completed!’

They have had some really positive feedback since the initiative was launched. This initiative isn’t exclusive to the Cape, you can take part in any province and even any place in the world. Just be sure to spread the word! The world becomes litter-free, one bag at a time!

You can join their Facebook page here for more updates or if you would like to share yours.

Sources: Supplied – Links Above
Don’t ever miss the Good Things. Download the Good Things Guy App now on Apple or Google
Have something to add to this story? Please share it in the comments or follow GoodThingsGuy on Facebook & Twitter to keep up to date with good news as it happens or share your good news with us by clicking here
Click the link below to listen to the Good Things Guy Podcast, with Brent Lindeque – South Africa’s very own Good Things Guy. He’s on a mission to change what the world pays attention to, and he truly believes that there’s good news all around us. In the Good Things Guy podcast, you’ll meet these everyday heroes & hear their incredible stories:
Or watch an episode of Good Things TV below, a show created to offer South Africans balance in a world with what feels like constant bad news. We’re here to remind you that there are still so many good things happening in South Africa & we’ll leave you feeling a little more proudly South African.

Facebook Comments

About the Author

Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy.

Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *