the #greenestshow on grass.
No Trash Cans.
To get to zero, start with the 6,000 recycling and compost bins that replaced every trashcan on the course.
The sun does more than shine on the course. It also fuels our 60 solar-powered compactors, each holding five times that of a traditional bin.
ZERO WASTE VALIDATION - 2013-2014:
- Council for Responsible Sport Gold certification
- UL Environmental Zero Waste to Landfill validation
2014 WM Phoenix Open Sustainability Report.Download It.
Reclaimed. Reused. Remarkable.
140,000 GOLF BALLS AND 750,000 GOLF TEES
INTO INNOVATIVE SYMBOLS OF SUSTAINABILITY.
The Greenest Show on Grass took hold in many ways at TPC Scottsdale. Among them, three Zero Waste Stations uniquely repurposed from their first life as Waste Management dumpsters, and two floating logos on the water holes at 15 and 18 – one made with 140,000 used golf balls, the other comprised of 750,000 tees made from recycled plastic.
Zero Waste. Many Initiatives.
VIEW PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT.
Waste Management's environmental mission was front and center at the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open.
Zero Waste Stations positioned on the course became focal points for the tournament's many sustainability initiatives and were themselves repurposed from their first life as Waste Management dumpsters.
Fans are players alike were encouraged to post their thoughts about the tournament and their support of its environmental mission through the "#greenestshow" social media campaign.
The "Greenest Show" mission was reinforced at the player tunnel entrance at the par 3 16th.
Surrounded by grandstands, the 16th hole's boisterous spirit is embraced by pros and fans alike.
Just a few of the 560,000 fans who make the tournament the most-attended event on the PGA TOUR — and the most boisterous.
2013 tournament champion Phil Michelson returned in 2014 to defend his title.
Saturday's crowd set a single-day attendance record.
The scene at 18, where the TPC Scottsdale's finishing hole provides an amphitheater-style setting for thousands of fans.
Sunset at the lake between the 17th and 18th hole — note the beach-like setting on the right, a new addition for 2014.
The 6,000 recycling and compost bins throughout the grounds replaced every trashcan and were a key component in making the "Zero Waste Challenge" a reality.
The Waste Management logo on 18 is comprised of 140,000 used golf balls — a unique tribute to reuse and the tournament's environmental mission.
First-time winner Kevin Stadler at the official check presentation with (left to right) Tom King (The Thunderbirds), Dave Aardsma and Chip Smith (Waste Management).
2014 tournament winner Kevin Stadler with the championship trophy.
Kevin Stadler flanked by (left to right) Waste Management representatives Scott Bradley, Dave Aardsma, Steve Neff and John Morris.
The most highly attended PGA TOUR event provides the perfect backdrop for Waste Management to make it sport's most sustainable event as well.