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 continue our bi-annual Dives Against Debris. Every dive will be an "unofficial" Dive Against Debris. We will recycle all plastics and packaging used in the dive centre. We will use digital products wherever possible. We will consume less plastic packaging.
Here at Ratio Computers we have been and still are reducing the use of bubble wrap. Besides, the new computer boxes will no longer be painted and will be made of 100% recycled and recyclable cardboard. The health of our oceans is and will always be one of our priorities.
At Explorer Ventures, we continue our commitment to (1) increasing our environmental projects worldwide, (2) working towards the elimination of single-use plastics, and (3) wherever possible finding sustainable alternatives for our supply needs. We pledge to continue our Dive Green environmental management and guest education efforts in our fleet worldwide.
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.
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.
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
As a digital-only business, we already have a reduced plastic footprint. We pledge to be completely plastic free in all our marketing and promotional material by Worlds Ocean Day 2020. In addition, we will continue our mission to educate the world's divers about plastic reduction.
SI TECH have set a goal to take a greater responsibility for a more sustainable production and product. The goal is; to work to reduce single use plastics, recycle more fractions, look at more environmental solutions and materials in production and working for recycling of products.
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.
I will carry a goodie bag for the purpose of collecting trash with me anytime I go to any water for the purpose of diving no matter if I'm teaching or just for pleasure, plastic bags are the worst items that has ever been marketed in all countries.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
We pledge to REDUCE, REUSE and RECYCLE in all aspects of our operation. We are REDUCING waste, actively encouraging students, staff and our community alike to do the same. We will continue to REUSE packaging, RECYCLE un-reusable waste, and REDUCE debris in our environment with coordinated clean-up initiatives.
Mauritius has excellent clean drinkable tap water yet many people are drinking bottled water. Plastic bottles are our biggest polluter. The Tap Water Revolution installs drinking fountains in Mauritius. With our publicity machine we hope help them install drinking fountains in all the major shopping centres as our 2020 project.
We pledge to continue to only use recycled paper products for stationary and in-store promotions. Dolphin Scuba proactively encourages our customers to reduce their plastic use by offering re-useable, ocean-friendly alternatives.
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.
As an ocean lover and local, inland dive centre it is important to educate divers and non-divers alike, as to the impact of the use of single use plastics is having on our oceans. We pledge to clean beaches and eliminate our use of single-use plastics in our practice.
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.
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.
By 2020 we pledge to have minimized single-use plastic usage at our facility and at dive events. We will offer preference to suppliers who offer alternatives to single-use packaging materials, seek community partners to promote conservation and ocean debris awareness, and offer customers more opportunities to participate in cleanup events.
Cork Dive Centre pledges to introduce mission 2020 as part of our training programme for new divers and request our club and visiting divers to remove any plastic items found in the sea during their dives. We will exchange single use plastic items for recyclable and ethically sourced equipment.
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.
eradicate lionfish from Trinidad & Tobago
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.
As a digital company, we pledge to reduce our carbon footprint by 2020. All our servers will be powered by renewable energy and our office will eliminate single-use plastic. Furthermore, we will spread the word and educate as much as possible.
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.