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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Euro-Divers Maldives encourages all dives not to touch anything under water, we do not feed any fish under water, we teach our divers to be buoyant under water in order to avoid any contact with corals. We care about the ocean and engage in beach and ocean clean up's!
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.
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.
Manta Rhei is committed to helping to lead the way of creating awareness for the future of healthier oceans. Through education and participation in the local community and eco-friendly business practices we pledge to reduce the use of single-use plastics, use sustainable products and reduce our carbon footprint.
Our dive center mission to stop all single use plastic at our dive center. We are taking care of cleaning the dive spots and beaches we dive around the island. Finally we are recycling, taking care about plastic use and promote an eco mind to our staff and customers.
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.
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 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 Xwander, we pledge to be carbon neutral by World Oceans Day 2020, through the evaluation, reduction and compensation of our carbon footprint. We have replaced single-use plastics on excursions and we educate our customers about plastic pollution and sustainability. We also aim to organise frequent beach and ocean clean-ups.
Aquatic Adventures pledges to increase our environmental projects. Conservation is a cornerstone of our training & we carry out monthly clean up dives with the help of our club members. By 2020 we commit to strengthen this focus with more conservation projects & by supporting vendors who maintain sustainable practices.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
At AB-Dive Bonaire we run our business for 100% powered by the sun! Since 2018 we banned all single use plastics from our business and we pledge to reduce plastic waste even more by 2020. AB-Dive is powered by the sun, twice the fun!
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.
We take the pledge and choose to "reduce, reuse and recycle" and refuse disposable plastic whenever and wherever possible. Thus ensuring that the Earth’s oceans and natural resources are not irreparably harmed.
We pledge to reduce our single use plastic packaging by 50% by World Oceans Day 2020. We will transition our packaging towards multiuse sustainable options as well as utilize recycled packaging. We are excited about making changes that will have a positive impact on the future of our oceans.