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.
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.
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 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.
ARC Marine, the UK company behind eco-friendly Reef Cubes, pledges to work tirelessly to provide non-toxic plastic free products that all marine projects globally can use to deliver sustainable marine habitat to accelerate reef creation. Everyone we employ is a certified diver and all commit to eliminate single use plastic.
Dive Division has a truly sustainable mindset and pledges to advocate environmental safe practices. All dive shops involved adopted a dive site and do a monthly Dive Against Debris cleanup. Also, we only sell and promote reef-friendly sunscreen and avoid single-use plastic. We pledge to continue with these good habits.
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.
We will ensure that in the course of our business and personal lives, we will fully support the drive to avoid single-use plastics. We will continue to remain a 100% AWARE member, in so doing, contributing financially to the conservation of the Aquatic environment.
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!
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.
Sydney Dive Safari pledge to source all our products from suppliers with an environmentally conscious intention by 2020. We are committed to work with brands that are adopting sustainable alternatives to preserve and protect our ocean environment.
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.
At World Diving Lembongan we pledge to continue our efforts to reduce single-use plastic in all of our operations. We use glassware, banana leaf food wraps, reusable drinks bottles and storage containers. We have banned plastic straws. We support cleanups through action and make monthly donations to local recycling operations.
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.
Our sustainable journey started in 2018 with banning single-use plastic. By World's Ocean Day 2020, we pledge to extend fully our Zero Waste program. Also, in order to increase environment awareness in our diving community, we will organize local actions as beach clean-ups, educational film screenings and lectures.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Deptherapy & Deptherapy Education is committed to: "PROTECTING OUR OCEANS" our strap line is: "These are our oceans, and as surely as we fought for our country, we must now,as that same band of brothers fight to save our Oceans." Ben Lee, bilateral amputee, Deptherapy Trustee formerly Royal Engineers.
For us in AdrenaLTika the oceans’ future is very important. We want to limit plastic, yet we are forced in medicine to use disposable items daily. All the more we say 100% NO PLASTIC in our office. No more plastic cups, bags, straws, teaspoons. Baby steps change the world.
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.
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 pledge to continue to contribute to our local environment and educating new ocean advocates. We reuse all packaging, reuse shoppingbags in the store and give full focus to our co2 footprint. We will continue our work and push forward to help the ocean that connects us all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Nova Southeastern University Academic Diving Program pledges the following towards saving our oceans: Encourage all divers to have their own drinking bottle as part of their standard dive kit, to use coral safe sunscreens, and to leave all dive sites cleaner than they were when they arrived.
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.