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.
Our philosophy is to provide high-quality diving services, complying with all ISO standards, safety and comfort requirement We provide special attention to the preservation of the environment and underwater heritage. Our goal is to be an environmentally friendly company. This year we were the recipients of the Green Star Award.
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.
Dive Right in Scuba makes the pledge to only use environmentally friendly packing materials with the aim of eliminating single use plastics from our shipping department completely. What’s more, DRIS will push to reuse packing materials such as boxes and packing media whenever possible.
We only started selling products in 2018 so we were able to pledge from the get-go not to use ANY plastic in our packaging Our mission 2020 pledge will be to continue our commitment to plastic-free packaging as well as created products that will help others live a plastic-free lifestyle.
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.
Shearwater pledges to reduce or eliminate our use of shock absorbing plastic packing materials. We will continue our social media efforts aimed at creating awareness about plastic pollution. We are committed to do at least one company-wide beach cleanup per year.
We pledge to steer travellers and divers towards businesses committed to sustainable practices. Since 2017, our office has been carbon neutral and our staff pledge to avoid using single-use-plastic From 2019 all of our guests flights will also be climate-compensated, funded by Scuba Travel Scandinavia.
Together we are stronger! So for our small part we have gone 100% Project AWARE. Our 2 main aims for this year are: To be 50% digital products on all PADI Courses we offer & to ensure the team do NOT use single use plastics on any dive operation.
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 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.
Deep Blue Divers’ administrative ‘paperwork’ is now done electronically and we pledge to continue reducing paper and eliminating single-use plastics, also by supporting other eco-friendly businesses whenever possible. We will further promote education and awareness of ocean conservation and inspire divers and snorkelers to love and care for the ocean.
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.
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.
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.
We choose to have a positive impact on the Ocean through inspiring our customers to care about our oceans. We pledge to choose ethical, environmentally responsible suppliers and to lobby them and others until they reduce plastic waste to zero. We aim to spread environmental awareness to 500 new divers by 2020.
We, D°LUXE Dive Gear, have changed our shipping packaging and are now shipping all our products to the customer without unnecessary single plastic packing. Our products are supplied CO2-neutral in recycled carton. Plastic tape is omitted. Whenever and wherever possible, we try to find sustainable alternatives.
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.
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.
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.
We pledge to continue to reuse packaging & packing materials. We have eliminated plastic shopping bags, and recycle as many items as possible instead of throwing them away We will continue our local cleanup dives of the Great Lakes and the rivers that connect them to the ocean.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aquarius dive center aims to significantly reduce the consumption of single use plastic products. With organised beach clearances and cleanup dives on our house reef, we will remove plastic and other waste that has no place in our beautiful ocean. Whilst diving we always enforce environmental awareness and conservation practices.
1. Remove any and all visible plastic from every dive site I dive. 2. eliminate my use of single use plastics at straws 3. implore all my students and dive buddies do the same
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.
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.