Sustainable Business

There is no greater thing you can do with your life and your work than follow your passions… in a way that serves the world and you. —Sir Richard Branson

Sustainable Business

This is not your business-as-usual section, our articles cover blue economy initiatives, sustainable practices and profile inspiring stories that give insights on how you can apply sustainable practices in building your business.

These articles are written by ocean people who have turned their passion into profits, they offer guidelines for marine tourism and dive travel providers, dive operators, eco-resort managers and live-aboard captains. If you want to find sustainable ways forward, we have a special place for you.

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Will Your Next Wetsuit be Environmentally Friendly?

Is this a watershed moment for wetsuits? Traditionally, wetsuits have been made of neoprene, a synthetic rubber first developed in 1930 by DuPont. It’s flexible and in foam form has good insulation qualities, but it’s also very non-biodegradable. Is it good for the...

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

Where Does All That Garbage Go?

When you throw that plastic water bottle into the recycle bin do you ask the question: where does all that garbage go? Hopefully, not into a landfill, the unfortunate destination of a huge amount of “recycled” trash. Hopefully, it gets sorted for serious recycling,...

Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Life Beyond Plastic: Good News From McDonald’s

Two Major Food companies have announced that they are going plastic free! Iceland Foods and McDonald's Corporation take historic steps towards sustainability. Our recent post Tell McDonald’s No to Plastic Straws, documented the sustainability issues of the world’s...

Big News from the Big Apple

Big News from the Big Apple

They turned the Empire State building green after the city made two major announcements last month. The first was that New York would divest its pension funds from investments in fossil fuel companies. The second and related announcement was that the Big Apple had...

Life Beyond Plastic: Tell McDonald’s No to Plastic Straws

Life Beyond Plastic: Tell McDonald’s No to Plastic Straws

We recently did research on the environmental sustainability of famous theme parks in Orlando, Florida. In Life Beyond Plastics: Make Your Next Trip Sustainable, we compared firsthand experiences at Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Our aim was to determine...

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