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.
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.
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.
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.
We’ll eliminate single-use plastic from SCUBA magazine and the national & regional training events by end 2018, and from BSAC branded products by World Oceans Day 2020. We’ll continue to promote BSAC’s ‘marine clean’ ethos of making underwater litterpicks, beach cleans and five-a-day litter picking ‘business as usual’ for divers.
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.
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 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.
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
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.
We pledge to significantly reduce our use of single use plastic, and we will continue to train our divers in an environmentally sound manner and continue to clean up our reefs of trash and fishing lines during every dive we conduct.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
We pledge to - ban all single use plastic from the dive centre (cups, drinks bottles, packaging, bags and bin bags). - recycle every item of plastic, paper, cardboard, glass and metal possible in dedicated recycling containers. - instill these values in every student we teach from DSD to instructor.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Train two hundred volunteers in scientific diving, to help document and augment efficiency of more than a two dozen marine protected areas in the Philippines.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Siren Fleet, Master Liveaboards, and The Junk pledge to be completely single-use plastic free by the end of 2019 We will be working with, and learning from; local organisations in destinations, suppliers, NGO's, government organisations, and many others in order to reach our goal across all our vessels and offices.
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.