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.
As a PADI Greenstar Dive Centre we already minimise energy use, and recycle, re-use, and reduce all waste. We have eliminated single-use plastic drink bottles from our boat We will continue to remove rubbish from our dive sites, and continue to educate our customers and the community about ocean sustainability.
At M.D.I Mercury Co. Ltd. we pledge to reduce single use plastic, ban plastic straws at work and our personal lives and use things of continuous and multiple use. We pledge to increase environmental awareness for our planet's protection against plastic pollution through our FB Page, Instagram and website.
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.
SI TECH have set a goal to take a greater responsibility for a more sustainable production and product. The goal is; to work to reduce single use plastics, recycle more fractions, look at more environmental solutions and materials in production and working for recycling of products.
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.
Cork Dive Centre pledges to introduce mission 2020 as part of our training programme for new divers and request our club and visiting divers to remove any plastic items found in the sea during their dives. We will exchange single use plastic items for recyclable and ethically sourced equipment.
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.
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.
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.
Clean a spot diving at Costa Rica
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.
As an ocean lover and local, inland dive centre it is important to educate divers and non-divers alike, as to the impact of the use of single use plastics is having on our oceans. We pledge to clean beaches and eliminate our use of single-use plastics in our practice.
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.
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.
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.
At Buddy Dive we pledge to reduce our plastic & carbon footprint. We're committed to decrease the amount of single-use-plastic items (straws, cups, to-go-boxes) and if used, use biodegradable materials. We promote the usage of & sell mineral based sunscreen. We will also continue our support to the Reef Renewal Foundation.
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.
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.
Coral Bay Divers is not using any plastic water bottles or cups for any of its customers, during any diving operation Using no single use plastics, and only environmental sustainable detergents for diving equipment care Coral Bay Divers is recycling any other materials. We actively protect the underwater environment!
At Explorer Ventures, we continue our commitment to (1) increasing our environmental projects worldwide, (2) working towards the elimination of single-use plastics, and (3) wherever possible finding sustainable alternatives for our supply needs. We pledge to continue our Dive Green environmental management and guest education efforts in our fleet worldwide.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
I pledge to continue buying products that are plastic free & continuing to do my weekly beach cleans. Address to my students about this critical issue and help them do the same as me.
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.
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!