the #greenestshow on grass.

7 days. 500,000 fans. Zero waste. That's how we've turned the PGA TOUR's most highly attended tournament into the Greenest Show on Grass.

Zero Waste Success.

The ambitious goal of zero waste at the Waste
Management Phoenix Open became a reality in 2013,
and a tradition in 2014. For 2015, let’s continue the trend.

100%

OF Trash diverted from landfills.

No Trash Cans.

To get to zero, start with the 6,000 recycling and compost bins that replaced every trashcan on the course.

Solar Powered.

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

ZERO WASTE
OVERVIEW.

Watch It.

2014 WM Phoenix Open Sustainability Report.

Download It.

Reclaimed. Reused. Remarkable.

waste management phoenix open
SEE HOW WE TURNED THREE DUMPSTERS,
140,000 GOLF BALLS AND 750,000 GOLF TEES
INTO INNOVATIVE SYMBOLS OF SUSTAINABILITY.

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ZERO WASTE STATIONS

750,000

Golf Tees

140,000

Golf Balls

100%

Recycled or Reused


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.

Waste Management has lots more zero waste initiatives at work behind the scenes.

Natural Gas Trucks

Waste Management is using four CNG trucks to transport the waste and recycled materials collected during the tournament. These clean-burning CNG trucks emit 95% less particulate matter and 90% less carbon monoxide than comparable diesel-fueled vehicles.

Green Vendors

Vendor education is key to the success of our green initiatives. Our Sustainability Services team has worked diligently with vendors to track inventories, inputs and outputs, and to source recyclable and compostable materials.

Water Reuse
and conservation

In our "greywater" initiative, we're rerouting drain water from the kitchens, laundries and hospitality areas for use in the portable restrooms. Last year this effort saved thousands of gallons of fresh water.

Solar-powered
hospitality Tent

Creating the Greenest Show on Grass even extended to our hospitality tent on 18 - where guests could sit back, relax and enjoy the renewable future.

Zero Waste
Station

There are numerous "Recycling Stations" in high-traffic areas staffed with "Recycling Ambassadors" who can answer questions about how to recycle and compost.

Tournament powered
by green energy

All power for the tournament is provided by renewable sources including solar, wind geothermal, biogas and biomass.


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