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.
The Paralenz pledge to the ocean, is to keep all Paralenz packaging as produced today with cardboard and sealed with paper tape only. Aside from this, we pledge to continue our affiliation program to encourage collaboration between dive centers and NGOs as well as channeling funds towards ocean conservation.
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.
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.
T101® Dive Training Center is dedicated to excellence in diving training. We are committed in protecting our Seas and support Project AWARE and other eco-green organisations. We lead by example, educating people to recycle & re-use plastic, respectfully explore wrecks and do regular clean-up dives (plastics & ghost fishing nets).
Sunset SCUBA pledges to continue to use PADI eLearning®, reducing the carbon footprint from printed plastics. As well as stressing environmental awareness and conservation practices on every dive.
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.
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.
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.
Oasis Explorers doesn't offer single-use plastic bottles or straws to our guests. We pledge to export and recycle our used batteries, and choose suppliers that reduce their single-use plastic packaging. We will also hold a Mission 2020 event to clean up our dive sites and raise awareness for the cause.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
Octopus Divers Dahab is all about diving with a focus on having a good impact on the Ocean Planet We strive to educate our staff and guests about the importance of keeping our ocean healthy not just to keep diving fun and sustainable, but for our very existence as humans.
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.
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.
Reduce single use plastics and encourage the use of eLearning. We will continue to remove plastics from the ocean including, but not limited to, Ghost Fishing gear by supporting Ghost Fishing UK in both training and volunteering.
We are committed to training environmentally-considerate divers and encouraging responsible diving practices through conservation-based educational events. We pledge to protect our local artificial reef structures and reduce marine pollution in our adopted dive site. We will strive to reduce and responsibly manage our waste, focusing on reducing single-use plastics.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Here at Hydronauts, its our mission to protect the environment and our aquatic home through eliminating single-use-plastics, promoting completely paperless agencies and other sustainable companies, and promoting the importance of marine conversation all divers, we hope to lead the efforts in reducing the communities environmental footprint.
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.
Expat Divers in Korea is a dive club of foreigners diving mostly in the East Sea. We are dedicated to protecting the waters of South Korea. As stewards of the ocean we plan monthly beach cleanup events with divers, snorkelers, and a beach crew. Come join us!
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.
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.
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.