LET'S TALK ECO
and how you can help!
So what’s being Eco all about? To put it simply - What we do we do our best not to be harmful to the environment.
And how do we do it? We are an Advanced Eco and ROC Certified Operator - these official certification programs assures you that our services have a strong commitment to sustainable practices, respect the local communities, while offering you with high quality nature-based experiences. We are also members of the "Citizens of the Great Barrier Reef" initiative.
It is a firm belief at Hervey Bay Eco Marine Tours that the pollution of the world needs drastic change. We invest into practices that conserve resources such as water and energy. Also implementing practices that prevent or limit air, water and land pollution, we play our part in the planets conservation by the following practices:
All products used on the Milbi are made from recycled materials, Yes, even our toilet paper!
We ask that guests bring their own refillable water bottle and we will fill them up for you before, during or after your tour.
When it comes to rubbish our staff collect and dispose of correctly and thoughtfully.
On our tours, guests are encouraged to respect our natural environment, and that the only things that should be taken from the beach is rubbish and memories. All natural resources (coral, rocks, shells etc) we don't touch and are left where they are to continue with the flow of mother nature. The reason we demonstrate these practices is to show the importance of preserving our planet.
In our office, we only buy paper that is made from recycled products and since embracing ‘think before you print’ we have considerably minimised the amount of paper used. Communication between business partners is corresponded through email and telephone calls to reduce paper wastage.
Joining conservation projects are a great way that you can help restore our planet. Many organisations cover a vast range of environments, do a little bit of research to find one that touches your heart and become a volunteer or donate money to help support people who are giving back to help the planet.
Learn more about the programs we belong to:
Play your part in conservation
Avoid single-use plastics. They pollute every habitat, and many marine animals can get caught in them.
Take care of the beach, be mindful that the only thing you take from the beach is rubbish. Not shells, coral or rocks.
Don't purchase items that exploit marine life, such as animals on display in tanks.
Don't take wild marine life and put them in your tank at home or take them from your home and put them in the ocean. This introduces non-native species and can harm already formed ecosystems.
Be responsible of your own rubbish, refuse, reduce, recycle.
Bring your own water bottles, coffee cups, food containers, shopping bags. It's just matter of changing habits. Convenience comes to a price and its effects will be felts mostly by humans.
Check our Environmental Policy
Our Marine Life
Milbi (Sea Turtle)
The Great Sandy Marine Park is home to six of the worlds seven species of Sea Turtle. Our resident turtles are the Loggerhead, Green, Hawksbill and Flatback. Turtles that travel through the region are the Leatherback and the Olive Ridley.
Turtles have been swimming the worlds oceans for more than 200 million years. Female turtles surf the world oceans before returning to the same beach they were born to have their babies. Turtle hatchlings weigh only 15 - 30 grams. Only 1 in 1000 survive to adulthood, and they can live up to 180 years old!
Sadly, humans are the greatest threat to sea turtles.