Managing Materials for Zero Waste

  • 100% of all tournament materials diverted from the landfill.
  • Three Zero Waste Stations, repurposed 40-cubic yard roll-off dumpsters transformed into eye-catching kiosks with an interactive game, teach fans how to recycle and compost.
  • All materials brought on site must be locally reused, recycled, or composted.
  • Procurement, Reuse and Donation
    • 84% of the 2017 signage is being stored for potential reuse
    • Over 90% of paper badges are printed on paper made of 50% total recovered fiber
    • All paper materials were Forest Stewardship Council Certified
    • Reused 144,000 golf balls in the WM logo water feature
    • Vendors donated 23,500 pounds of unused, perishable food to local organizations

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