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2013

Eco Barge Clean Seas is delighted by its new partnership with National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing. Minister for National Parks, Steve Dickson, said “Marine and national parks are a vital part of the Whitsunday’s economy and the life blood of the region’s tourism industry, so it’s important that community enterprises such as Eco Barge are supported in their drive to protect these natural areas”. This two-year partnership will support the Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program, as well as the QPWS marine animal stranding program by helping rescue and short-term care for stranded marine turtles. Click here to see the Ministry media release.

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COME CELEBRATE WITH US!! Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. have been breaking all records in 2013 primarily thanks to our Caring for our Country project 'Reducing the incidence and threat of marine debris in the Whitsunday Region' and all its activities. We will therefore be holding a free sausage sizzle at Eco Barge HQ on Sunday 16th June from 12 until 2pm to celebrate these achievements with our volunteers and the community. It will be a family-friendly event with a jumping castle for the kids and a lucky door prize, generously donated by Ocean Rafting. Information sessions about Eco Barge and marine debris in the Whitsunday region will also be held from 1pm. 


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Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. is excited to announce our new “Say No to Plastic Bags” project, a joint venture in collaboration with Whitsunday Regional Council. The project has been developed to reduce the reliance on plastic bags in the Whitsunday region and to promote the use of biodegradable and re-useable alternatives. Through the “Say No to Plastic Bags” project, participating stores will make a donation to the Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program for every plastic bag refused by a customer.

The following retail stores have signed on to participate: 
o Just Souvenirs, Airlie Beach
o Marina Cellars (Airlie Beach Hotel), Abel Point Marina
o Rip Curl, Airlie Beach 
o Thirsty Camel (Airlie Beach Hotel), Airlie Beach, Centro
   and Cannonvale Markets
o Top Shop (Adelyn Retail), Airlie Beach
o Trading Post (Adelyn Retail), Airlie Beach 
o Whitsunday Beachworx (Adelyn Retail), Airlie Beach and
   Centro

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An exciting new partnership has been developed between Eco Barge Clean Seas Inc. and BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal Pty Ltd (BMC) to support the sustainability of the Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program which helps ensure the future protection of local marine life and the aquatic environment in the Whitsunday region.The partnership is vital to the continued success of Eco Barge Clean Seas and the Whitsunday Marine Debris Removal Program, and with the support from this new partnership Eco Barge will now be able to substantially increase the amount of marine debris removed from the Whitsunday region in 2013.

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Marine debris removed from the
Whitsunday islands since July 2009
= 153,152 kilograms