Current Partners for 2021
The Coca-Cola Foundation – Eco Barge Were successful in obtaining a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation for 2021. This grant will allow Eco Barge to continue to run its core projects as well as develop the recycling of marine debris. Coca-Cola South Pacific were also Eco Barge’s main partner for 2018, enabling Eco Barge to run all three core projects throughout the year alongside a new and very exciting initiative. As part of the funding received from Coca-Cola, Eco Barge are teamed up with The Plastic Collective and received a mobile plastic recycling machine. Thanks to the Coca-Cola South Pacific partnership and the Plastic Collective Shruder the waste removed from the Whitsunday islands will no longer be sent to landfill but will be up-cycled into other usable materials.
Queensland Government – Eco Barge was successful for two rounds of the Queensland Governments Community Sustainability Action grants program. The funding provided from these grants enabled Eco Barge to run marine debris removal trips, land based clean-ups and count and sorts.
Eco Barge and Cruise Whitsundays are proud to be continuing the partnership again for 2021. This year will be the seventh year Cruise Whitsundays has partnered with Eco Barge. These partnerships are essential for ensuring Eco Barge’s projects and programs are a continuing success in improving and caring for our marine environment and wildlife.
Australian Government – Caring for our country, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Queensland Governments – Everyone’s Environment Grants, Department of National Parks Sport and Racing – Friends of Parks, BHP Billiton Mitsubishi Alliance (BMA), Lord Mayors Charitable Foundation, Keep Australia Beautiful Beverage Container Recycling Grant, Aurizon Community Grants, Sunsuper Dreams For a Better World Community Grants, Whitsunday Regional Council, Mackay Regional Council, Green Energy Technologies, Charter Yachts Australia, Whitsunday Escape, Zinc, Reef HQ Turtle Hospital, Fauna Rescue Whitsundays, Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre, Zest Design, Cumberland Charter Yachts.