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.
Aquarius dive center aims to significantly reduce the consumption of single use plastic products. With organised beach clearances and cleanup dives on our house reef, we will remove plastic and other waste that has no place in our beautiful ocean. Whilst diving we always enforce environmental awareness and conservation practices.
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.
CCRExplorers.com, an on-line resource and forum for the closed circuit rebreather community, commits to use its influence and reach to positively influence the wider diving community about sustainable lifestyle habits which affect the world's oceans in a positive manner.
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.
Cork Dive Centre pledges to introduce mission 2020 as part of our training programme for new divers and request our club and visiting divers to remove any plastic items found in the sea during their dives. We will exchange single use plastic items for recyclable and ethically sourced equipment.
At Bali Dive Trek, we pledge to continually recycle and avoid any plastic, waste and polluting material in our dive center. We try to teach the local community and our customers to respect our environment and ocean by aware them of the dangers.
Dive Division has a truly sustainable mindset and pledges to advocate environmental safe practices. All dive shops involved adopted a dive site and do a monthly Dive Against Debris cleanup. Also, we only sell and promote reef-friendly sunscreen and avoid single-use plastic. We pledge to continue with these good habits.
We pledge to remove the use of plastic carriers and packaging in our centre. Encouraging our divers to become more AWARE of plastic impact. Reusable water bottles are available in centre. Our long-standing support of Dive Against Debris will be ramped up with a Dive-Against-Debris dive included in trips.
As an ocean lover and local, inland dive centre it is important to educate divers and non-divers alike, as to the impact of the use of single use plastics is having on our oceans. We pledge to clean beaches and eliminate our use of single-use plastics in our practice.
We will focus on training divers to a higher level of skill and environmental awareness by providing; opportunities to be involved in beach and dive-site cleanups locally and globally, and access to more sustainable products to our customers through our increased support of companies whose mission aligns with our own.
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.
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 are committed to eliminate completely the final presentation of our services, eliminating the single-use plastic container. We will work to convey awareness of the problems to our customers. We are excited about making changes that will have a positive impact on the future of our oceans.
At M.D.I Mercury Co. Ltd. we pledge to reduce single use plastic, ban plastic straws at work and our personal lives and use things of continuous and multiple use. We pledge to increase environmental awareness for our planet's protection against plastic pollution through our FB Page, Instagram and website.
T101® Dive Training Center is dedicated to excellence in diving training. We are committed in protecting our Seas and support Project AWARE and other eco-green organisations. We lead by example, educating people to recycle & re-use plastic, respectfully explore wrecks and do regular clean-up dives (plastics & ghost fishing nets).
At Innovative Scuba, we pledge to continue to offer many of our items in bulk-without packaging, In addition, we are working on a more sustainable re-usable/biodegradable packaging for future use! We commit to continue our donation efforts around the world to those helping to protect our Oceans and its inhabitants
No more single use packaging. Our housings are made primarily from aluminium, the parts currently made from plastic will be replaced by 3D printed parts by 2020. The 3D printing material is made from formic acid, which is entirely biologically degradable.
ExRDS pledges to go completely digital with our training by 2020, and each course taught will illuminate the dangers of single use plastics. Our excursions will have a conservation focused citizen science activity and the 3D printed diver accessories we sell will continue to be made from a biodegradable material.
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.
At Arimair Diving, we commit ourselves to: - install ecological anchorages - cleaning the seabed from rubbish during our dives, as well as the embarking places such as beaches and ports - rinsed the dive material in a collective bin - avoid much as possible the waste like plastic
We are committed to demonstrating with the example that everybody can reduce the number of plastics and wastes by promoting the ecotourism and the consumption of local products. We understand that by this way we protect that which matters most: the natural, historical and cultural heritage of the island.
At World Diving Lembongan we pledge to continue our efforts to reduce single-use plastic in all of our operations. We use glassware, banana leaf food wraps, reusable drinks bottles and storage containers. We have banned plastic straws. We support cleanups through action and make monthly donations to local recycling operations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We have our 2 hour power cleanups where we organize a major beach cleanup with the local community. We also sell caps made out of recycled plastic, ocean safe sunscreen, shampoo bars, metal drinking flasks & straws. We serve drinks in recycled cups on our boats since 2006.
The MORE AQUA SHOW underwater activities fair (March 2019 SPAIN) will disseminate the pollution problems of the oceans and what the plastic implies in the marine environment through conferences to raise awareness of the importance of oceans on our planet and the importance of the human being on its conservation.
Having been involved with many significant marine conservation initiatives over the past 50 years, including co-founding The Marine Conservation Society, DIVER Magazine (UK) is delighted to support Mission 2020 by committing to eliminate all plastic-based wrapping from postal and newsstand copies of the magazine by World Oceans Day 2020.