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.
KUBI Dry Glove Systems & Expedition Products has committed itself to the removal of plastic packaging from it’s products. From the 1st July 2018, all KUBI products will be supplied in recyclable paper packaging, as part of a fundamental rethink on how to deliver products in the most environmentally-friendly way.
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 Blue Ocean Network, our mission is the word about sustainable business practices to our community in articles, social media, seminars and events. We pledge to steer travelers and recreational divers towards businesses who are committing to sustainable practices. At BON, we have eliminated all single use plastic.
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.
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 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.
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.
We pledge to use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
Together we are stronger! So for our small part we have gone 100% Project AWARE. Our 2 main aims for this year are: To be 50% digital products on all PADI Courses we offer & to ensure the team do NOT use single use plastics on any dive operation.
1. Remove any and all visible plastic from every dive site I dive. 2. eliminate my use of single use plastics at straws 3. implore all my students and dive buddies do the same
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.
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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 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.
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 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.
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.
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).
Our pledge to continue to reuse all packaging. No plastic cups or carrier bags in store. As advocates of the ocean, we encourage our divers to be conscious of the dive environment in and out of the water and all divers joining our dive trips to take their own water bottles.
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.
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 to only use recycled paper products for stationary and in-store promotions. Dolphin Scuba proactively encourages our customers to reduce their plastic use by offering re-useable, ocean-friendly alternatives.
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.
Duck Diver Marketing pledges to reduce its use of single-use plastics in both our business and personal lives. While we are a small firm, we proudly work with a wide range of dive companies, and we will encourage our business partners, and the dive community, to do the same.
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.
At Bali Dive Trek, we pledge to continually recycle and avoid any plastic, waste and polluting material in our dive center. We try to teach the local community and our customers to respect our environment and ocean by aware them of the dangers.
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.
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 will focus on training divers to a higher level of skill and environmental awareness by providing; opportunities to be involved in beach and dive-site cleanups locally and globally, and access to more sustainable products to our customers through our increased support of companies whose mission aligns with our own.