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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reduce single use plastics and encourage the use of eLearning. We will continue to remove plastics from the ocean including, but not limited to, Ghost Fishing gear by supporting Ghost Fishing UK in both training and volunteering.
At Adventure Mine of Tuna Hästberg, we pledge to reduce our usage of plastics and reduce our carbon footprint by 2020 We are actively working towards: reducing of usage of singel-use plastics and exchanging those by reusable • investing in charging station for electric cars by our facilities.
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.
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 work to further the understanding and appreciation of the world by re-establishing our connection with mother nature We promote responsible wildlife tours in Los Cabos, research and environmental education programs We stopped to use plastic bags and until 2020 our proposal is stopped with the plastic bottles on tours.
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.
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.
We pledge to move towards being a more sustainable operation, and to educate our local dive community on environmental issues and solutions. We also pledge to take more action in our local community by participating in and conducting clean ups!
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.
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.
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.
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.
At divecomputer.eu, part of Tecdiving group, we pledge to keep the plastic packing and packaging reduced to minimum and re-use and/or recycle it whenever possible. Being part of Tecdiving group, we aim to minimise our environmental footprint in the production process and gradually move towards renewable energy sources.
We pledge to continue our bi-annual Dives Against Debris. Every dive will be an "unofficial" Dive Against Debris. We will recycle all plastics and packaging used in the dive centre. We will use digital products wherever possible. We will consume less plastic packaging.
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 Dive Rarotonga Ltd we pledge to reduce single use plastic, ban plastic straws at work and our personal lives and use things for continuous and multiple use We also pledge to increase environmental awareness in our customers and suggest alternatives to what is already in use.
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.
We pledge to remove any polluting and useless material during our training courses to encourage the use of digital offline materials. We will continue to teach our students good diving practices for the respect of the environment whether underwater and out of the water by cleaning dive sites.
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.
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.
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.
As part of Mission 2020, Dive Butler Finolhu is committed to protecting our oceans. We plan to host monthly Dive Against Debris events in conjunction with beach clean-ups around the local island of Hithaadhoo. We hope this will instill a culture of sustainability for generations to come.
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.
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.