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 will organise and coordinate 500 individual clean-up dives on our local dive sites, removing plastic and other waste, by World Oceans Day 2020. Over 50 divers from the community have already made individual commitments - signing up to carry out 3 or more clean up dives in a season.
When you train a diver to dive safely, they tend to care about the ocean, about its conservation and ecology, and about its preservation. The more people that we can bring in as certified divers and teach them these things, the better off that stewardship will be for the oceans.
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.
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.
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.
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
Heritage Malta Underwater Cultural Heritage Unit is committed to advocate environmental best practices through promotion of public access to protected Historical wreck sites. We pledge to clean our historical wrecks from ghost fishing and any presence of modern waste.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
We pledge to continue our work to remove single use plastic at our resort and reinforce our training of staff to reduce single use plastic in their own lives. We will continue to train members of the local community to be ocean ambassadors, dive guides, captains, and resort crew!
Typhoon is committed to minimise single-use plastics in packaging where there is an alternative, sustainable solution, working towards a 75% reduction over the next 3 years. We are establishing a recycling system for office waste and remain committed to shipping customer orders in previously used packaging whenever possible.
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.
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.
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.
All the obvious. Plus buying milk in glass refundable bottles saving 300+ plastic bottles a year. And negotiating for a long lease of 2 fields in sight of our studio to plant with trees to offset our flights carbon footprints, plus reinstating a natural wildlife corridor severed by agriculture.
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 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.
At Divers Supply Indy, we pledge to have a positive impact on our Oceans. We commit to our on-going recycling program and will continue to educate our Divers about the importance of good diving practices that directly impact the underwater environment.
Underwater Connection is committed to ending single use plastic by educating divers about the negative impact plastics are having on our oceans and how we can eliminate them from our day to day life. Share it with all your classes and customers. You’d be surprised how many join the cause
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.
Diving4all GmbH is committed to 150 dives until World Oceans Day 2020 in which we collect waste from the rivers in our region. Furthermore, we discuss the problematic in our diving courses from beginners to diving instructors and include this topic in theory and practice lessons.
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 are a mermaid community consisting of scuba divers and freedivers, we pledge to continue in our path to educate ourselves and support messages that protect & preserve oceans. We will continue to not use single use plastic bottles and reduce waste in all ways possible in our community events.
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.
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.
We are committed to eliminate completely the final presentation of our services, eliminating the single-use plastic container. We will work to convey awareness of the problems to our customers. We are excited about making changes that will have a positive impact on the future of our oceans.