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.
Train two hundred volunteers in scientific diving, to help document and augment efficiency of more than a two dozen marine protected areas in the Philippines.
We will ensure that in the course of our business and personal lives, we will fully support the drive to avoid single-use plastics. We will continue to remain a 100% AWARE member, in so doing, contributing financially to the conservation of the Aquatic environment.
Deep Blue Divers’ administrative ‘paperwork’ is now done electronically and we pledge to continue reducing paper and eliminating single-use plastics, also by supporting other eco-friendly businesses whenever possible. We will further promote education and awareness of ocean conservation and inspire divers and snorkelers to love and care for the ocean.
We train the future generation of PADI Instructors to care about our planet and educate their students on how we can all make positive change for good by promoting the work of ProjectAWARE and organisations who are committed to making a real difference.
Reduce single use plastics and encourage the use of eLearning. We will continue to remove plastics from the ocean including, but not limited to, Ghost Fishing gear by supporting Ghost Fishing UK in both training and volunteering.
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.
We pledge to move towards being a more sustainable operation, and to educate our local dive community on environmental issues and solutions. We also pledge to take more action in our local community by participating in and conducting clean ups!
We pledge to use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
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.
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 reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible and encourage others to do the same. From eliminating single-use plastic and offering alternatives to reducing flights and product shipping. By promoting and working together with partners that focus on marine conservation we join hands for our oceans.
Continue to reuse, reduce and recycle, encourage all our customers to do the same and promote positive examples of this on our social media. Encourage all divers to have their own drinking bottle as part of their standard dive kit. By 2020 training manuals will be online versions where available.
We pledge to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE in all aspects of our operation. We are REDUCING waste, actively encouraging students, staff and our community alike to do the same. We will continue to REUSE packaging, RECYCLE un-reusable waste, and REDUCE debris in our environment with coordinated clean-up initiatives.
At Explorer Ventures, we continue our commitment to (1) increasing our environmental projects worldwide, (2) working towards the elimination of single-use plastics, and (3) wherever possible finding sustainable alternatives for our supply needs. We pledge to continue our Dive Green environmental management and guest education efforts in our fleet worldwide.
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Scubatista Divers are 100% supporting Mission 2020. We are always encouraging our divers to protect oceans by reducing plastic use in daily life. Our little effort now will affect better future environment.
We at Liquid Sports are trying to reduce, reuse and recycle. The devil lies in the detail, starting with daily routines. We are constantly trying to keep the waste of packaging as low as possible e.g. reusing cartons. With XCEL we will use a biodegradable packaging from 2020 on.
We have been involved in the fight against plastic pollution for more than ten years. At that time very few people were listening; now everyone is listening... We pledge to work with every organisation in the diving industry that wants our help in this mission.
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.
Utila Dive Center pledges to advocate environmental best practices through our professional training and dedicated conservation programs including using Reef Safe Products through our partnership with Stream2Sea, Solar Powered Facilities, 100% Project Aware partners, No Plastic and the development of our own Coral Nursery.
At Xwander, we pledge to be carbon neutral by World Oceans Day 2020, through the evaluation, reduction and compensation of our carbon footprint. We have replaced single-use plastics on excursions and we educate our customers about plastic pollution and sustainability. We also aim to organise frequent beach and ocean clean-ups.
At Amoray, we pledge our commitment to the betterment of our oceans. We will exemplify this by reducing the use of single use plastics and marine pollutants used throughout the resort. We also vow to have monthly conservation oriented dive programs for our guest to participate in.
At divecomputer.eu, part of Tecdiving group, we pledge to keep the plastic packing and packaging reduced to minimum and re-use and/or recycle it whenever possible. Being part of Tecdiving group, we aim to minimise our environmental footprint in the production process and gradually move towards renewable energy sources.
Siren Fleet, Master Liveaboards, and The Junk pledge to be completely single-use plastic free by the end of 2019 We will be working with, and learning from; local organisations in destinations, suppliers, NGO's, government organisations, and many others in order to reach our goal across all our vessels and offices.
We will continue running monthly shore and underwater cleanups – offering free dive gear rentals to anyone certified (open water and above) participating in our underwater cleanup. By World Oceans Day 2020 we will have a program in place to recycle the plastic debris we've collected.
Manta Rhei is committed to helping to lead the way of creating awareness for the future of healthier oceans. Through education and participation in the local community and eco-friendly business practices we pledge to reduce the use of single-use plastics, use sustainable products and reduce our carbon footprint.
Aqua Tci will continue to encourage our divers to stand up and protect our most valuable resource - the world's oceans, through education and a sense of stewardship. We already have reusable cups, ice blocks and environmentally safe sunscreen on our boat and are aiming to be paper-free by 2020.
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.
We pledge that all new products we develop will not be packaged in single-use plastics. Until World Ocean’s Day 2020 we will strive to eliminate all single-use plastic from our existing products. We will also continue our efforts to recycle and to reduce our ecological footprint.