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10 YOUNG PEOPLE. 800KG OF MARINE DEBRIS. 1 MISSION


We’re the Wild Mob Youth Ambassadors, a bunch of young people based in Queensland, Australia, who are stepping up and taking charge of the conservation challenges being left for us. 


We plan to bring back more than 800kg of marine plastic and other debris from the Great Barrier Reef, audit it in Mackay with the local community, collect data for Autralia's debris database Tangaroa Blue, and dispose of it responsibly, taking it out of the natural ecosystem for good.


The debris, collected by conservation not-for-profit Wild Mob's volunteers over the past year, includes more than 40x 150L bags of small plastic items, a tyre, 2 drums of engine oil, an intact portable toilet casing and an aluminium tinny!


Budget Overview

Your donation will go directly to barge, vessel and equiptment hire to collect the debris from the islands, as well as auditing and responsible disposal of the debris on the mainland. Any leftover funds will go towards plastic removal from these islands in the years to come.


Potential Challenges

This collection is but a small sample of the 8 million tonnes of debris currently entering the ocean every year. That’s 230kg of plastic every second! This is having a devastating effect on marine species, killing around 100,000 marine mammals and turtles worldwide annually.


Ultimately, we want to raise awareness of the problem of plastic in our oceans at the source and show people what's really going on. And ultimatley inspire them to take action. Our call to arms? Protect the sea, pick up debris!


It's time we all turned the tide on plastic in our oceans!



AU$20 +Tax deductible receiptYou will receive a tax deductible receipt for your donation.
7 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017
AU$50 +Wild Mob calico bagYou will receive a tax deductible receipt and your very own Wild Mob calico bag to pick up rubbish and marine debris in your local community.
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$75 +Wild Mob T-ShirtYou will receive a tax deductible receipt and your very own Wild Mob-branded T shirt
6 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$100 +Signed copy of The Balfour CorrespondentYou will receive a tax deductible receipt and a copy of Wild Mob board member James Dryburgh’s latest book The Balfour Correspondent, signed Former Greens leader Dr Bob Brown.
4 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is December 2017
AU$1000 +Free Wild Mob trip!You will receive a tax deductible receipt and a spot on one of Wild Mob's volunteer adventures of your choice. Take a holiday that matters with us in the Great Barrier Reef, Norfolk Island or New Zealand.
3 Chosen | Unlimited AvailableEst. delivery is October 2017