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 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 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.
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Thirty five years and hundreds of miles from the ocean Sunken Treasure Scuba Center will continue cleanup efforts in local streams before debris can get to the ocean. This year Adopting a Local Site and we'll provide the vigilance to keep debris from making it to the ocean.
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!
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.
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.
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.
TEKDiveUSA, a biennial technical diving educational event, is committed to spread awareness of ocean sustaining practices through it's seminars, social media and PR related events. In addition, TEKDiveUSA will promote the reduction of all waste associated with our conference, exhibit and associated events.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
We are committed to eliminate completely the final presentation of our services, eliminating the single-use plastic container. We will work to convey awareness of the problems to our customers. We are excited about making changes that will have a positive impact on the future of our oceans.
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.
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.
Our dive center and staff will commit ourselves and to help our divers to reduce to zero the single use plastic, continue our everyday efforts to clean dive spots, reduce and use more fuel efficient engines and to educate and involve our clients and local community.
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 pledge to use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
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.
Aqua Tci will continue to encourage our divers to stand up and protect our most valuable resource - the world's oceans, through education and a sense of stewardship. We already have reusable cups, ice blocks and environmentally safe sunscreen on our boat and are aiming to be paper-free by 2020.
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.
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.
Dive Friends Bonaire encourages local residents and visitors to our Caribbean island to take action, volunteering a small amount of their time to collect plastic and marine debris from Bonaire's Marine Park and coastlines We organise collective clean up events, facilitate individual clean up initiatives, and create awareness about marine
Coral Bay Divers is not using any plastic water bottles or cups for any of its customers, during any diving operation Using no single use plastics, and only environmental sustainable detergents for diving equipment care Coral Bay Divers is recycling any other materials. We actively protect the underwater environment!