Current Partners for 2020
The Coca-Cola Foundation – Eco Barge Were successful in obtaining a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation for 2020. 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 have been 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. This grant round was successfully completed June 2020.
Reef Catchments – Reef Catchments, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program, has supported Eco Barge to deliver marine debris removal and count and sort events since 2015.
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.