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.
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.
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.
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.
We pledge to use only paper carrier bags throughout our company by 2020.
We pledge to continue to contribute to our local environment and educating new ocean advocates. We reuse all packaging, reuse shoppingbags in the store and give full focus to our co2 footprint. We will continue our work and push forward to help the ocean that connects us all.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Become 100% Project AWARE, with a Reduce, Reuse, Recycle ethos in all areas of our operations. We will eliminate consumer single use plastics and favour suppliers with a Green Mission to remove plastic from their manufacturing and supply chain and particularly those who manufacture using Bluesign® standards
CCRExplorers.com, an on-line resource and forum for the closed circuit rebreather community, commits to use its influence and reach to positively influence the wider diving community about sustainable lifestyle habits which affect the world's oceans in a positive manner.
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.
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.
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 reduce the single use plastic packaging and reduce plastic waste on board and in our diving facilities, already one, a personalize water bottle is to be handed to guests for use during diving tour so do not need to bring a plastic water bottle.
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.
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.
eradicate lionfish from Trinidad & Tobago
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.
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.
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