The Waste Management Phoenix Open is a platform to showcase environmental best practices and innovation in sustainable sport. See what goes into transforming a desert stop on the PGA TOUR® into the loudest, largest and definitely Greenest Show on Grass.
We utilize the tournament as an opportunity to share ideas with consumers, suppliers and partners about how to minimize their own environmental impacts.
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How Does The Zero Waste Event Happen?
See how our Sustainability Services team scores success year after year.
Planning, Planning & More Planning
Our team takes a holistic approach to every aspect of tournament operations – from environmentally smart signage and food and beverage operations to materials collection, renewable energy use, and water conservation.
As a leading provider of comprehensive environmental solutions services in North America, we have the infrastructure and expertise to turn zero-waste goals into reality – at the tournament and beyond.
Since becoming title sponsor in 2010, our teams have worked hand-in-hand with tournament hosts, The Thunderbirds. Together, we’ve helped raise more than $36 million benefitting local organizations – including a record-setting $9 million in 2016!
Zero waste depends on participation at every level. To help suppliers and vendors get in the game we hold regular meetings and distribute guidelines detailing what types of materials can be used at the event.
From on-course signage to disposal bins, we use every opportunity to educate fans on how to recycle right. We train nearly 200 volunteer Recycling Ambassadors to answer questions and keep the tournament clean and green.
Learn it here. Live it everywhere.
On the course
Keep food and liquid out of recycle bin.
Compost cups, plates, utensils and food.
Pick up green tips from our Recycling Ambassadors.