17 Jan '12, 6pm

The @WMPhoenixOpen is set to go #zerowaste this year. They won't even have trash cans available!

The @WMPhoenixOpen is set to go #zerowaste this year. They won't even have trash cans available!

With 500,000 expected attendees, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has the potential for a large environmental footprint. But this year’s event has a Zero Waste Challenge, including the presence of zero trash cans on the course. This is the third year that Waste Management is sponsoring the golf tournament , and it will once again feature nearly 500 recycling ambassadors to monitor what is being thrown away. Waste Management is also working with all food vendors to minimize waste in the first place, such as keeping beverages in their original containers instead of pouring them into cups. Fans looking for trash cans will have a few alternatives on-site: recycling bins for paper and plastics and compost bins for food waste. Attendees can also utilize Greenopolis reverse vending machines, which will provide discount coupons. “The Zero Waste Challenge is an incredible opportun...

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