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.
Thirty five years and hundreds of miles from the ocean Sunken Treasure Scuba Center will continue cleanup efforts in local streams before debris can get to the ocean. This year Adopting a Local Site and we'll provide the vigilance to keep debris from making it to the ocean.
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Weezle Diving Services Ltd has, as of February 2019, achieved the aim of rising from being 90%, to 100% single use plastic free & it is important to us to maintain this. As a small company we have always aimed to leave a small footprint while making a big impact.
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
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 continue our work to remove single use plastic at our resort and reinforce our training of staff to reduce single use plastic in their own lives. We will continue to train members of the local community to be ocean ambassadors, dive guides, captains, and resort crew!
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.
At Divers Supply Indy, we pledge to have a positive impact on our Oceans. We commit to our on-going recycling program and will continue to educate our Divers about the importance of good diving practices that directly impact the underwater environment.
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 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.
Simply Sidemount of RAID UK & Malta, pledges to remove single-use-plastic from the work-place, use exclusively on-line training materials and to clear waste from dive-sites when visiting. We will continue enhanced in-water training for students to protect the environment, whilst actively promoting this environmental movement outside the classrom to others globally.
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.
When you train a diver to dive safely, they tend to care about the ocean, about its conservation and ecology, and about its preservation. The more people that we can bring in as certified divers and teach them these things, the better off that stewardship will be for the oceans.
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.
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.
Octopus Divers Dahab is all about diving with a focus on having a good impact on the Ocean Planet We strive to educate our staff and guests about the importance of keeping our ocean healthy not just to keep diving fun and sustainable, but for our very existence as humans.
We are a mermaid community consisting of scuba divers and freedivers, we pledge to continue in our path to educate ourselves and support messages that protect & preserve oceans. We will continue to not use single use plastic bottles and reduce waste in all ways possible in our community events.
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.
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.
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.
TEKDiveUSA, a biennial technical diving educational event, is committed to spread awareness of ocean sustaining practices through it's seminars, social media and PR related events. In addition, TEKDiveUSA will promote the reduction of all waste associated with our conference, exhibit and associated events.
Underwater Connection is committed to ending single use plastic by educating divers about the negative impact plastics are having on our oceans and how we can eliminate them from our day to day life. Share it with all your classes and customers. You’d be surprised how many join the cause
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.
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.
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 Goby Divers we pledge to avoid plastic wherever possible and every month we will hold a reef clean-up event in which we involve local kids to make them aware and to remove waste from the ocean.
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.
We are committed to eliminating all single-use plastics in our dive operation. We are eliminating these on our boats, and continue to work with retailers to eliminate the single-use plastic packaging they send. We will lead Dive Against Debris surveys to remove marine debris. We are committed to ocean conservation.
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.