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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VIP Diving Bonaire will provide all our students and guided dive guests with a reusable water bottle free of charge, so that they will not have to buy disposable bottles during their stay. We will provide filling points for ice water at the dive shop and dive sites.
Scubatista Divers are 100% supporting Mission 2020. We are always encouraging our divers to protect oceans by reducing plastic use in daily life. Our little effort now will affect better future environment.
We think green
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.
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.
Our pledge to continue to reuse all packaging. No plastic cups or carrier bags in store. As advocates of the ocean, we encourage our divers to be conscious of the dive environment in and out of the water and all divers joining our dive trips to take their own water bottles.
At Amoray, we pledge our commitment to the betterment of our oceans. We will exemplify this by reducing the use of single use plastics and marine pollutants used throughout the resort. We also vow to have monthly conservation oriented dive programs for our guest to participate in.
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.
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.