What is Trash Bags On Tour?
TBOT started in April 2018 and falls under a not- for-profit set up arm of the Get Lost Travel Group. This new arm of GLT will bring eco-tourism and environmental sustainability to the foreground for social impact and hopefully social change.
TBOT is a socially responsible initiative to raise awareness and educate on what our ‘waste’ impact has on the world, and more locally, on the precious tourist destinations we visit each day and love so much. These are all voluntarily run event days and the tours are at a bare minimum cost to cover the days necessities with these charges ranging per tour.
TBOT have run 3 extremely successful tours already to the Great Ocean Road and Geelong that saw our full buses of volunteers collect a total of 70kgs from Loch Ard Gorge, Memorial Arch and Split Point and St Helens’ Beach Geelong. Our last event collaborated with the Koala Clancy Foundation and together and our group planted 100 trees and weeded 100 square metres of bone seed. This day was very important for everyone in preserving the natural habitat for Koalas in the You Yangs.
Each tour includes a Zero Waste talk from a Zero Waste specialist. Our tours are actively involved with local community groups/cafes and councils.
Falling under the Autopia Tours banner, TBOT offset each tour’s carbon emissions through Greenfleet. To date Autopia Tours has planted over 820 native trees through Greenfleet.
• Facebook Page: Trash Bags On Tour
• Instagram: #TrashBagsOnTour
• Sunday 7th October – Community Beach Clean in St Kilda Free Event, just register your interest.
• Sunday 28th October – Mornington Peninsula
• Saturday 17th November – Port Stephens NSW
All details will be up on our Facebook page and tickets will be available for purchase through Eventbrite
“Trash Bags on Tour was such a fun and educational day out. It was great to meet so many like-minded people and not only explore the beautiful Great Ocean Road but to learn about how we can make sure it remains just as beautiful for generations to come. The tour leaders were hugely passionate, the organisation had gone into a lot of effort ensuring the group were exposed to a range of environmental topics, and the fact that all the businesses we came into contact with were just as environmentally conscious as the tour was made the event extremely unique. If I could choose to go on a Trash Bags tour whenever I was visiting a new town or city in the world I would, because seeing the beautiful landscapes and also being able to give back to the local community was so fulfilling. At the end of the day I felt empowered, not only make positive environmental changes in my own life, but to share what I’d learned with the people around me. Such a powerful and beautiful tourism initiative, I can’t speak more highly of the day and everyone that made it happen. Look forward to seeing what other tours are offered by this amazing group.”
“Today’s trip was amazing! Learnt so much about sustainability & doing something good for the environment while having lots of fun, visiting beautiful places, great food and of course well deserved beer for all of us!! Can’t get any better!”