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.
Shearwater pledges to reduce or eliminate our use of shock absorbing plastic packing materials. We will continue our social media efforts aimed at creating awareness about plastic pollution. We are committed to do at least one company-wide beach cleanup per year.
At ST Diving, we pledge to encourage all our students and divers to use single use plastic free packaging when transporting equipment to expeditions and actively participate in removing garbage from our oceans and shore lines on every dive they partake in and to promote Ocean Conservation.
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.
Mauritius has excellent clean drinkable tap water yet many people are drinking bottled water. Plastic bottles are our biggest polluter. The Tap Water Revolution installs drinking fountains in Mauritius. With our publicity machine we hope help them install drinking fountains in all the major shopping centres as our 2020 project.
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.
Typhoon is committed to minimise single-use plastics in packaging where there is an alternative, sustainable solution, working towards a 75% reduction over the next 3 years. We are establishing a recycling system for office waste and remain committed to shipping customer orders in previously used packaging whenever possible.
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.
Dive Friends Bonaire encourages local residents and visitors to our Caribbean island to take action, volunteering a small amount of their time to collect plastic and marine debris from Bonaire's Marine Park and coastlines We organise collective clean up events, facilitate individual clean up initiatives, and create awareness about marine
Adrenalin Snorkel & Dive is a ECO-certified tour operator operating in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are committed to reducing our environmental footprint and have taken steps to ensure that such as using resuable cups and plates on board.
We take the pledge and choose to reduce, reuse and recycle disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible We refuse disposable plastic when possible. We use exclusively on-line training materials. We clear waste from dive-sites when visiting. We educate our students to be environmental friendly and show respect for nature.
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.
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.
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 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.
We, SCUBA CULTURE pledge to maintain our focus on remaining industry leaders with green initiatives such as our investment in renewable energy to power our dive shop, a focus on recycling packaging and on selecting suppliers who have strong green ethics and focus themselves on reducing the use of plastics.
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.
Sydney Dive Safari pledge to source all our products from suppliers with an environmentally conscious intention by 2020. We are committed to work with brands that are adopting sustainable alternatives to preserve and protect our ocean environment.
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.
We pledge to steer travellers and divers towards businesses committed to sustainable practices. Since 2017, our office has been carbon neutral and our staff pledge to avoid using single-use-plastic From 2019 all of our guests flights will also be climate-compensated, funded by Scuba Travel Scandinavia.
Diving4all GmbH is committed to 150 dives until World Oceans Day 2020 in which we collect waste from the rivers in our region. Furthermore, we discuss the problematic in our diving courses from beginners to diving instructors and include this topic in theory and practice lessons.
We think green
OZTek Advanced Diving Conference & Exhibition, an Australian bi-annual event, is committed to spreading awareness of ocean sustainable practices and reducing single use plastic waste. We will continue to encourage our suppliers and exhibitors to do the same, and actively work towards making OZTek a plastic-free event.
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.
Oasis Explorers doesn't offer single-use plastic bottles or straws to our guests. We pledge to export and recycle our used batteries, and choose suppliers that reduce their single-use plastic packaging. We will also hold a Mission 2020 event to clean up our dive sites and raise awareness for the cause.
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 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.
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.
As a couple owned travel provider in southern Africa we are directly affected by distinct and not so distinct changes We stand to make a difference in supporting sustainable and aware dive centers, accommodations, organisations and most importantly, the clients behavior themselves! For greener travel options.
Light For Me, part of Tecdiving group, pledges to continue our policy of recycling and re-using plastic and cardboard packaging when shipping out orders whenever possible. We have already started implementing changes in Tecdiving manufacturing facility to reduce our environmental footprint both in production processes and in everyday activities.