we believe that strength comes in numbers.

That’s why we have teamed up with some incredible partners who have helped us bring #plasticfreereefs to life.

 

Belize tourism board

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is the governing body of Belize’s Tourism Industry, focused on progressive and sustainable developments. The BTB undertakes numerous strategic initiatives as well as the implementation of tourism policies to address the changing needs of the local tourism industry in Belize. The organization’s goal is to ensure the socioeconomic growth of Belize through prudent, transparent and effective governance.

 
 

getch foundation

The Getch Foundation is a private foundation focusing on ocean conservation. Working alongside Ocean Unite; a program started in 2015 by Sir Richard Branson, and the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, the Getch Foundation was one of the first major backers of the 30x30 initiative for ocean conservation in the Caribbean. In 2019, the Getch Foundation invested over $1million into the Silk Caye Marine Reserve in southern Belize to help battle the erosion effects of climate change. Supported and funded by the Getch Foundation, the first million #plasticfreereefs paper straws will be distributed for free.

 
 

Aardvark

Aardvark is the Original Paper Straw company, created in response to a growing anti-plastic movement. In 1888, a man named Marvin Stone invented the original paper straw and patented his idea. That patent acted as the foundation for the company he later created, the very same company that manufactures Aardvark. The strongest and most long-lasting paper straws on the market, Aardvark uses natural cellulose paper as the primary material for each straw, crafted from sustainable FSC/SFI papers. They are the only paper straws on the market that are made in the USA, using only FDA compliant, food-grade materials and are both marine degradable and compostable.

oceana

Established by a group of leading foundations in 2001, Oceana is the largest international organization working exclusively to protect and restore the oceans on a global scale. Their offices around the world are dedicated to achieving measurable change by conducting specific, science-based policy campaigns that will help make our oceans more biodiverse and abundant. In Belize, Oceana’s vision is a thriving ecosystem, capable of producing healthy marine resources that support a vibrant and sustainable local economy for Belizean’s. Local campaigns include the opposition of offshore drilling in Belize’s waters, and protecting Belize’s natural resources from indiscriminate fishing gear.