Partners for 2023
Eco Barge were once again successful in obtaining a grant from The Coca-Cola Foundation for 2023. This grant will allowed Eco Barge to continue to run our core projects as well as continuing to recycle our marine debris into reusable products and extract findings from the count and sort data we have been collecting since 2009. The Coca-Cola Foundation has been our major Partner since 2019. Coca-Cola South Pacific were 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 no longer is sent to landfill but up-cycled into other usable materials.
Eco Barge received funding support from the Queensland Government‘s Community Sustainability Action Grants program. The funding provided will enable Eco Barge to run marine debris removal trips for the Northern, Central and Southern Islands of the Whitsundays, including count and sorts and recycling events and help us conduct 50 recycle events and further improve the ways Eco Barge recycles our collected marine debris until June 2023.
Eco Barge and Cruise Whitsundays are proud to continue the partnership for 2023, this is now the ninth year Cruise Whitsundays has partnered with Eco Barge. These partnerships are essential for ensuring Eco Barge’s projects and programs continue to flourish. The teams are dedicated to improving and caring for our marine environment and wildlife, especially as Cruise Whitsunday is our major supporter of the Whitsunday Turtle Rescue Centre. Their support helps to provide care and safe delivery of sick or injured turtles found amongst the Whitsunday islands.
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.