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 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.
We are committed to eliminating all single-use plastics in our dive operation. We are eliminating these on our boats, and continue to work with retailers to eliminate the single-use plastic packaging they send. We will lead Dive Against Debris surveys to remove marine debris. We are committed to ocean conservation.
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.
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.
We love to recycle. So, we are increasing our efforts to recycle plastic, aluminum, paper, batteries, and neoprene. We offer our recycling program to our local divers to get them involved with helping the environment.
Cortez Expeditions strives to ensure that our business practices and services are environmentally sustainable, to safeguard the ocean environment for generations to come. Well before 2020, all our facilities and boats will be 100% free of disposable plastic bottles and single use plastic.
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.
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.
Oasis Explorers doesn't offer single-use plastic bottles or straws to our guests. We pledge to export and recycle our used batteries, and choose suppliers that reduce their single-use plastic packaging. We will also hold a Mission 2020 event to clean up our dive sites and raise awareness for the cause.
At South Seas Beach Resort & Dive Center, we pledge to reduce single use plastics, promote e-learning for diving courses, pro-active in clean-up drives in our reefs and community mostly be ambassadors of ocean love by disseminating information campaigns such as Mission 2020.
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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.
Rainforest Scuba pledge not to use plastic bags for any sales in our business. We encourage the use of refillable bottles and are happy to refill these for you. We do not encourage plastic packaging and will endeavour to avoid them at all cost. We are part of Tetracycle recycling.
Joining Mission 2020, DiveStock commits to carry out an environmentally more conscious workflow. We will continue to carry out yearly beach cleanups and we will start off reducing single-use plastic both from our packaging and office daily usage. We believe in collective power and consistency.
AquaSamoa pledge to continue to adopt sustainable alternatives and minimise waste We have eleminated the use of plastic drinking bottles by replacing with a water cooler with reusable cups on board our boats We encourage the use of PADI E-Learning courses, sell Marine Friendly Sunscreen and bamboo straws.
Clean a spot diving at Costa Rica
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
We pledge to use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
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.
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 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.
At M.D.I Mercury Co. Ltd. we pledge to reduce single use plastic, ban plastic straws at work and our personal lives and use things of continuous and multiple use. We pledge to increase environmental awareness for our planet's protection against plastic pollution through our FB Page, Instagram and website.
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.
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.
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.