The organisations in our dive community supporting this project with their Mission 2020 pledge are putting the future of the oceans ahead of simply making a profit – they are making significant changes to their business and their impacts on the environment. Read some of their pledges below and submit your own here.
By World Oceans Day 2020 we will eliminate single use plastic packaging from our products. We will continue to develop new products and redevelop existing ones using recycled material. We will become truly OceanPositive.
As PADI drives toward a fully-integrated digital learning system, we lessen our dependency on packaging, thereby minimizing the plastic footprint of hundreds of thousands of divers every year. We will further reduce plastic waste across our supply chain and rally our 6,600 dive centers and resorts to reduce single-use plastics.
At Halcyon Dive Systems, we pledge to reduce our plastic and carbon footprint by 2020. We are committed to: Eliminate single-use plastic packaging of all our products; Significantly increase the use of recycled goods; Sponsor Ghost Fishing cleanups around the world and power the Halcyon manufacturing facility with solar energy.
At Aqua Lung, we are continuing our commitment to eliminate single-use plastic packaging on all of our products worldwide, whenever & wherever possible, finding sustainable alternatives everywhere we can. We will continue to further our use and implementation of renewable energy sources at our facilities across the globe.
We pledge that by World Ocean’s Day 2020 we will continue to improve in all areas of our current “Ocean Friendly” policy to: Recycle, Re-use and Reduce wherever possible; only ever use biodegradable, compostable and/or recyclable packaging materials and reduce our ecological footprint wherever possible.
Our fleet vessels will be completely single-use plastic free by the end of 2019. Single-use plastic water bottles have already been removed from our Red Sea fleet. We pledge to minimise pollution on our boats and in our worldwide offices, achieving this whilst educating yet also respecting local communities.
We will minimize single-use plastics in packaging and select durable materials to ensure a long lifetime for products and capability for maintenance. We will optimize deliveries and offset carbon emissions from all deliveries. Through our certified, audited environmental-management-system we are, and continue to be, committed to save our common playground.
At GUE, we pledge to launch an annual GUE Cleanup Event. We feel we can have the greatest impact by utilizing our network of divers in a worldwide cleanup of our waters. We hope to power our office with solar, will continue to recycle, and eliminate any single use plastic.
• Establishment of a recycling system for paper, cups, plastic bottles and cans inside Beuchat • We plan to stop using non-reusable plastic packaging within 3 years • Struggle against ecosystem impoverishment by supporting an initiative that helps to preserve marine ecosystems against overfishing and coastal habitat losses
The sea has always been at the heart of Mares. By World Oceans Day 2020 we pledge to reduce our environmentally unfriendly packaging including single-use plastic by 70%, adopting sustainable alternatives and minimising waste. We will also innovate techniques in product development to reduce our environmental impact in the future.
SANTI Diving is constantly working on improvement in the field of environment protection and implementation of the new actions aiming at the oceans and planets preservation. By 2020 we plan to replace the plastic bags by biodegradable ones, increase the effort to find the suppliers delivering the the recyclable elements.
SubGravity is committed to avoid single use plastic where there is an alternative, sustainable option available. We will work towards a 75% or more reduction in single use plastic by the year 2020. Additionally SubGravity is committed to continue recycling by shipping orders in previously used packaging whenever possible.
Rainforest Scuba pledge not to use plastic bags for any sales in our business. We encourage the use of refillable bottles and are happy to refill these for you. We do not encourage plastic packaging and will endeavour to avoid them at all cost. We are part of Tetracycle recycling.
AquaSamoa pledge to continue to adopt sustainable alternatives and minimise waste We have eleminated the use of plastic drinking bottles by replacing with a water cooler with reusable cups on board our boats We encourage the use of PADI E-Learning courses, sell Marine Friendly Sunscreen and bamboo straws.
The Nova Southeastern University Academic Diving Program pledges the following towards saving our oceans: Encourage all divers to have their own drinking bottle as part of their standard dive kit, to use coral safe sunscreens, and to leave all dive sites cleaner than they were when they arrived.
Our pledge to continue to reuse all packaging. No plastic cups or carrier bags in store. As advocates of the ocean, we encourage our divers to be conscious of the dive environment in and out of the water and all divers joining our dive trips to take their own water bottles.
At South Seas Beach Resort & Dive Center, we pledge to reduce single use plastics, promote e-learning for diving courses, pro-active in clean-up drives in our reefs and community mostly be ambassadors of ocean love by disseminating information campaigns such as Mission 2020.
We pledge to continue to reuse packaging & packing materials. We have eliminated plastic shopping bags, and recycle as many items as possible instead of throwing them away We will continue our local cleanup dives of the Great Lakes and the rivers that connect them to the ocean.
Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is committed to: "PROTECTING OUR OCEANS" our strap line is: "These are our oceans, and as surely as we fought for our country, we must now,as that same band of brothers fight to save our Oceans." Ben Lee, bilateral amputee, Deptherapy Trustee formerly Royal Engineers.
At Dive and Travel we will continue to eliminate single-use-plastic wherever possible within our day-today operations while simultaneously encouraging our partners to do the same. We will also ensure our clients are made aware of those vessels, resorts, and dive centers who are committed to being OceanPositive.
Duck Diver Marketing pledges to reduce its use of single-use plastics in both our business and personal lives. While we are a small firm, we proudly work with a wide range of dive companies, and we will encourage our business partners, and the dive community, to do the same.
By the end of 2019, The Dirty Dozen will be completely free of single-use plastic in all its operations. As part of our ever-expanding environmental policy we're working in a global alliance with Siren Fleet, blue o two, and Master Liveaboards. We're on-board in the fight against plastic pollution.
All the obvious. Plus buying milk in glass refundable bottles saving 300+ plastic bottles a year. And negotiating for a long lease of 2 fields in sight of our studio to plant with trees to offset our flights carbon footprints, plus reinstating a natural wildlife corridor severed by agriculture.
We choose to have a positive impact on the Ocean through inspiring our customers to care about our oceans. We pledge to choose ethical, environmentally responsible suppliers and to lobby them and others until they reduce plastic waste to zero. We aim to spread environmental awareness to 500 new divers by 2020.
Cortez Expeditions strives to ensure that our business practices and services are environmentally sustainable, to safeguard the ocean environment for generations to come. Well before 2020, all our facilities and boats will be 100% free of disposable plastic bottles and single use plastic.
Our dive center and staff will commit ourselves and to help our divers to reduce to zero the single use plastic, continue our everyday efforts to clean dive spots, reduce and use more fuel efficient engines and to educate and involve our clients and local community.
As part of Mission 2020, Dive Butler Finolhu is committed to protecting our oceans. We plan to host monthly Dive Against Debris events in conjunction with beach clean-ups around the local island of Hithaadhoo. We hope this will instill a culture of sustainability for generations to come.
Together we are stronger! So for our small part we have gone 100% Project AWARE. Our 2 main aims for this year are: To be 50% digital products on all PADI Courses we offer & to ensure the team do NOT use single use plastics on any dive operation.
VIP Diving Bonaire will provide all our students and guided dive guests with a reusable water bottle free of charge, so that they will not have to buy disposable bottles during their stay. We will provide filling points for ice water at the dive shop and dive sites.
The Paralenz pledge to the ocean, is to keep all Paralenz packaging as produced today with cardboard and sealed with paper tape only. Aside from this, we pledge to continue our affiliation program to encourage collaboration between dive centers and NGOs as well as channeling funds towards ocean conservation.
At Adventure Mine of Tuna Hästberg, we pledge to reduce our usage of plastics and reduce our carbon footprint by 2020 We are actively working towards: reducing of usage of singel-use plastics and exchanging those by reusable • investing in charging station for electric cars by our facilities.
Here at Hydronauts, its our mission to protect the environment and our aquatic home through eliminating single-use-plastics, promoting completely paperless agencies and other sustainable companies, and promoting the importance of marine conversation all divers, we hope to lead the efforts in reducing the communities environmental footprint.
We’ll eliminate single-use plastic from SCUBA magazine and the national & regional training events by end 2018, and from BSAC branded products by World Oceans Day 2020. We’ll continue to promote BSAC’s ‘marine clean’ ethos of making underwater litterpicks, beach cleans and five-a-day litter picking ‘business as usual’ for divers.
As Scandinavia’s leading dive shop, we are committed to protect the ocean environment. By 2020 we will reduce single-use plastic in our packaging, expand our cooperation with WWF and Project AWARE, improve our waste management and promote environmentally friendly behaviour to our students, customers and throughout our supply chain.
We pledge to continue our dedicated focus on reducing the use of all plastics in favour for environmentally sound alternatives, we undertake to continue to reduce our impact on our planet and encourage others to do the same by installing such things as solar power systems.
At Tovatec we pledge have our lights packaged in re-usable soft case packaging by the end of 2019. We are committed to the protection and reduction of our carbon footprint. We further commit to the continuation of our donation efforts in helping to protect our Oceans and its inhabitants.
At Blue Safari, we pledge to remove all single-use plastic by 2020. We are committed to public outreach and will organise weekly beach cleans and ghost net/ FAD removal for guests and staff. We will power Alphonse Island largely with renewable energy and promote coral safe sunscreen.
We pledge to use no plastic in the products that we sell, as well as to reduce as much as possible in our daily operations. We pick up every single piece of plastic trash that we find underwater and we encourage our divers to do the same.
We take the pledge and choose to "reduce, reuse and recycle" and refuse disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible. Thus ensuring that the Earth’s oceans and natural resources are not irreparably harmed.
We love to recycle. So, we are increasing our efforts to recycle plastic, aluminum, paper, batteries, and neoprene. We offer our recycling program to our local divers to get them involved with helping the environment.
We are committed to training environmentally-considerate divers and encouraging responsible diving practices through conservation-based educational events. We pledge to protect our local artificial reef structures and reduce marine pollution in our adopted dive site. We will strive to reduce and responsibly manage our waste, focusing on reducing single-use plastics.