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.
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).
Muggi - Mission Statement 2020 Designed and manufactured in the UK to withstand the harsh environment of the ocean - now manufactured from waste plastic from the ocean. The recycled PP we use comes from the ocean and post-consumer waste, which is regenerated into new material.
We choose to have a positive impact on the Ocean through inspiring our customers to care about our oceans. We pledge to choose ethical, environmentally responsible suppliers and to lobby them and others until they reduce plastic waste to zero. We aim to spread environmental awareness to 500 new divers by 2020.
We will ensure that in the course of our business and personal lives, we will fully support the drive to avoid single-use plastics. We will continue to remain a 100% AWARE member, in so doing, contributing financially to the conservation of the Aquatic environment.
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.
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.
We work to further the understanding and appreciation of the world by re-establishing our connection with mother nature We promote responsible wildlife tours in Los Cabos, research and environmental education programs We stopped to use plastic bags and until 2020 our proposal is stopped with the plastic bottles on tours.
By 2020 we pledge to have minimized single-use plastic usage at our facility and at dive events. We will offer preference to suppliers who offer alternatives to single-use packaging materials, seek community partners to promote conservation and ocean debris awareness, and offer customers more opportunities to participate in cleanup 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.
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.
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 love to recycle. So, we are increasing our efforts to recycle plastic, aluminum, paper, batteries, and neoprene. We offer our recycling program to our local divers to get them involved with helping the environment.
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.
I will carry a goodie bag for the purpose of collecting trash with me anytime I go to any water for the purpose of diving no matter if I'm teaching or just for pleasure, plastic bags are the worst items that has ever been marketed in all countries.
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.
At World Diving Lembongan we pledge to continue our efforts to reduce single-use plastic in all of our operations. We use glassware, banana leaf food wraps, reusable drinks bottles and storage containers. We have banned plastic straws. We support cleanups through action and make monthly donations to local recycling operations.
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.
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.
Clean a spot diving at Costa Rica
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.
Cortez Expeditions strives to ensure that our business practices and services are environmentally sustainable, to safeguard the ocean environment for generations to come. Well before 2020, all our facilities and boats will be 100% free of disposable plastic bottles and single use plastic.
At Innovative Scuba, we pledge to continue to offer many of our items in bulk-without packaging, In addition, we are working on a more sustainable re-usable/biodegradable packaging for future use! We commit to continue our donation efforts around the world to those helping to protect our Oceans and its inhabitants
Transformation Scuba pledges to make ocean conservation the highest priority by transforming divers into caring stewards of the aquatic realm. As a 100% AWARE partner we will lower our carbon footprint, reduce waste, remove marine debris on every dive, use reef friendly sunscreens, and live by the motto #TransformYourOcean !
At Blue Bay Dive & Watersports, we pledge to continue the monthly Dive Against Debris cleanups at our adopted house reefs. We can make a difference in Curacao by utilizing our network of divers to inspire locals, tourists and other dive professionals to take action and spread awareness!
We, SCUBA CULTURE pledge to maintain our focus on remaining industry leaders with green initiatives such as our investment in renewable energy to power our dive shop, a focus on recycling packaging and on selecting suppliers who have strong green ethics and focus themselves on reducing the use of plastics.
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.
At Gulen Dive Resort we are taking a large responsibility concerning plastic pollution in our oceans Because of our knowledge to the ocean and the fjord system We will organise more than 60 Plastic cleanup days during 2019 and 2020 to make our oceans a better place to be.
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.
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.