At this bucket list PGA TOUR® event, the action isn’t limited to the golf course. Behind the scenes, thousands work tirelessly to ensure the WM Phoenix Open generates zero waste and inspires spectators to reimagine what a sporting event can be.

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Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management

Sustainable Materials Management

For 12 consecutive years, the WM Phoenix Open has committed to producing the world’s largest zero waste event as well as balancing water and a portion of our greenhouse gas footprint. We consider all diversion options for materials and choose the best option for each stream.

Community Impact & Behind the Scenes

The WM Phoenix Open provides endless opportunities for education and engagement, but it doesn’t stop there. The event raises awareness within the community and contributes to long-term initiatives that span far beyond the course.

An employee working the WM Phoenix Open high-fives an attendee near recycling and compost bins

Community

  • The event has an estimated economic impact of over $400 million.
  • Free hospitality is provided at the Patriots Outpost for active and retired military as well as emergency services workers.
  • The First Tee’s Dream Day activities help drive local youth engagement.

Water

  • During the WM Phoenix Open, water from the kitchens and bars is reused in portable restrooms.
  • Millions of gallons are restored to support AZ Tribal Nations through Water Restoration Certificates.
  • Embedded water education is incorporated throughout the tournament to raise awareness.
An employee refuels a WM truck that runs on compressed natural gas

Emissions

  • The WM Phoenix Open is the first golf organization to join the UN Sports for Climate Action framework, with a 50% reduction target by 2030 and net zero operations by 2040.
  • All electricity purchased for course operations is 100% renewable.
  • Check out our Climate PSA featuring PGA TOUR® pros and WM employees.
An employee working the WM Phoenix Open high-fives an attendee near recycling and compost bins

Community

  • The event has an estimated economic impact of over $400 million.
  • Free hospitality is provided at the Patriots Outpost for active and retired military as well as emergency services workers.
  • The First Tee’s Dream Day activities help drive local youth engagement.

Water

  • During the WM Phoenix Open, water from the kitchens and bars is reused in portable restrooms.
  • Millions of gallons are restored to support AZ Tribal Nations through Water Restoration Certificates.
  • Embedded water education is incorporated throughout the tournament to raise awareness.
An employee refuels a WM truck that runs on compressed natural gas

Emissions

  • The WM Phoenix Open is the first golf organization to join the UN Sports for Climate Action framework, with a 50% reduction target by 2030 and net zero operations by 2040.
  • All electricity purchased for course operations is 100% renewable.
  • Check out our Climate PSA featuring PGA TOUR® pros and WM employees.

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