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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Become 100% Project AWARE, with a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ethos in all areas of our operations. We will eliminate consumer single use plastics and favour suppliers with a Green Mission to remove plastic from their manufacturing and supply chain and particularly those who manufacture using Bluesign® standards
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.
As a PADI Greenstar Dive Centre we already minimise energy use, and recycle, re-use, and reduce all waste. We have eliminated single-use plastic drink bottles from our boat We will continue to remove rubbish from our dive sites, and continue to educate our customers and the community about ocean sustainability.
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.
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.
I will carry a goodie bag for the purpose of collecting trash with me anytime I go to any water for the purpose of diving no matter if I'm teaching or just for pleasure, plastic bags are the worst items that has ever been marketed in all countries.
At Buddy Dive we pledge to reduce our plastic & carbon footprint. We're committed to decrease the amount of single-use-plastic items (straws, cups, to-go-boxes) and if used, use biodegradable materials. We promote the usage of & sell mineral based sunscreen. We will also continue our support to the Reef Renewal Foundation.
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.
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 use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
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.
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 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.
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.
Our philosophy is to provide high-quality diving services, complying with all ISO standards, safety and comfort requirement We provide special attention to the preservation of the environment and underwater heritage. Our goal is to be an environmentally friendly company. This year we were the recipients of the Green Star Award.
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.
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.
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.
At Tovatec we pledge have our lights packaged in re-usable soft case packaging by the end of 2019. We are committed to the protection and reduction of our carbon footprint. We further commit to the continuation of our donation efforts in helping to protect our Oceans and its inhabitants.
As a digital-only business, we already have a reduced plastic footprint. We pledge to be completely plastic free in all our marketing and promotional material by Worlds Ocean Day 2020. In addition, we will continue our mission to educate the world's divers about plastic reduction.
The Paralenz pledge to the ocean, is to keep all Paralenz packaging as produced today with cardboard and sealed with paper tape only. Aside from this, we pledge to continue our affiliation program to encourage collaboration between dive centers and NGOs as well as channeling funds towards ocean conservation.
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.
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.
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.
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.