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.
Dive Addicts, a retail dive shop, training and travel center, commits to giving business preference to vendors which put the needs of the world's oceans first by using sustainable and environmentally friendly practices, and we will continue to invest in renewable energy and improvements in our facility's energy efficiency.
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.
Coral Isles Sunscreen – Reef Friendly & Safe – pledges to continue to improve our sunscreen so that it strikes the best balance between preventing skin cancer, and preventing reef death. We will stay Oxybenzone/ Octinoxate free, and will try to encourage use of refillable bottles to decrease plastic usage.
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.
At atmosphere resorts & spa we have already made great strides in limiting our environmental impact. By World Oceans Day 2020, we pledge to have eliminated front of house single-use plastics and will continue to expand our sustainability and awareness raising efforts with our guests, suppliers and local community.
We will organise and coordinate 500 individual clean-up dives on our local dive sites, removing plastic and other waste, by World Oceans Day 2020. Over 50 divers from the community have already made individual commitments - signing up to carry out 3 or more clean up dives in a season.
At Gulen Dive Resort we are taking a large responsibility concerning plastic pollution in our oceans Because of our knowledge to the ocean and the fjord system We will organise more than 60 Plastic cleanup days during 2019 and 2020 to make our oceans a better place to be.
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.
Transformation Scuba pledges to make ocean conservation the highest priority by transforming divers into caring stewards of the aquatic realm. As a 100% AWARE partner we will lower our carbon footprint, reduce waste, remove marine debris on every dive, use reef friendly sunscreens, and live by the motto #TransformYourOcean !
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.
SI TECH have set a goal to take a greater responsibility for a more sustainable production and product. The goal is; to work to reduce single use plastics, recycle more fractions, look at more environmental solutions and materials in production and working for recycling of products.
eradicate lionfish from Trinidad & Tobago
Living in a big city, we drink the water coming from the great lakes that will then flow to the oceans We pledge to continue to clean the river, Reduce, Reuse and advocate for a closer to mother earth way of living From the source to the Oceans.
We pledge to re-use or recycle packaging, replace single-use plastic cups, offer customers alternatives to single-use plastic bottles and find an alternative to plastic tape on stage cylinders. We conduct frequent clean-up dives with our customers and water used for equipment rinsing purposes will be reused for cleaning the dive-center.
We at Dykmagasinet/Oceanic Tech – WeDive Karlstad AB pledge to keep using recycled shipping material and to make every dive a pick up trash dive. We will cut out single-use plastic to the best of our ability, reduce our carbon footprint and continue to spread awareness about ocean sustainability.
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.
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.
I pledge to continue buying products that are plastic free & continuing to do my weekly beach cleans. Address to my students about this critical issue and help them do the same as me.
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, D°LUXE Dive Gear, have changed our shipping packaging and are now shipping all our products to the customer without unnecessary single plastic packing. Our products are supplied CO2-neutral in recycled carton. Plastic tape is omitted. Whenever and wherever possible, we try to find sustainable alternatives.
By 2020 we pledge to have minimized single-use plastic usage at our facility and at dive events. We will offer preference to suppliers who offer alternatives to single-use packaging materials, seek community partners to promote conservation and ocean debris awareness, and offer customers more opportunities to participate in cleanup events.
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.
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.
Dive Right in Scuba makes the pledge to only use environmentally friendly packing materials with the aim of eliminating single use plastics from our shipping department completely. What’s more, DRIS will push to reuse packing materials such as boxes and packing media whenever possible.
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.
Coral Bay Divers is not using any plastic water bottles or cups for any of its customers, during any diving operation Using no single use plastics, and only environmental sustainable detergents for diving equipment care Coral Bay Divers is recycling any other materials. We actively protect the underwater environment!
Here at Ratio Computers we have been and still are reducing the use of bubble wrap. Besides, the new computer boxes will no longer be painted and will be made of 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard. The health of our oceans is and will always be one of our priorities.
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.
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.