Over the past 2 centuries, Australia has lost more animals than any other continent. We continue to have the highest rates of animal decline among developed countries.
Australia has the worst rate of mammal extinction of any developed country, and the trend if anything is getting worse. More than 500 Australian animals are listed as “threatened” (including over 1 out of 5 land mammals). In addition, it is estimated that every 30 seconds, on average, an ocean animal is killed by plastic pollution.
Our animals are vanishing before our eyes, and we need to act now. It’s urgent. Protecting and restoring habitat is critical to save our endangered animals, both on land and in our oceans.
Together with Return and Earn and Containers for Change in QLD & WA, we’ve partnered with the Australian Marine Conservation Society and Bush Heritage Australia to help ensure the survival of Australia’s native species for generations. Simply donate some or all of your containers at a TOMRA reverse vending machine in NSW (Return and Earn), QLD, WA, or NT.