Greenest Show on Grass: WMPO by the Zero-Waste Numbers

Tom MAckinFebruary 6, 2022
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Trick shot artist Tania Tare chips it in near a recycling container for WM's #bintheredonethat promotion.
Trick shot artist Tania Tare chips it in near a recycling container for WM's #bintheredonethat promotion.

Since becoming the title sponsor in 2010, Waste Management has had a palpable environmental and cultural impact on the tournament, converting it into the largest verified zero-waste event in the world.

100%

Waste from the 2020 tournament diverted from landfill. All of it was recycled, composted, converted to energy or donated.

60

Number of solar-powered compactors across the course that collect recycling and compost materials.

12.7 tons

Unused food from the 2020 tournaments donated to nonprofits.

4,800

Recycling and compost bins. No trash cans on the course.

44,466

Gallons of gray water captured since 2011 in kitchens across the course.

10,000

Number of used golf balls (2,000) and golf tees made from recycled plastic (8,000) that create the Waste Management Mosaic Logo behind the 17th tee box.

8.5 million

Social media impressions created by WMPO’s recycling trick shot contest, #bintheredonethat

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