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January 10, 2017

A Tournament Like No Other

The Waste Management Phoenix Open is known for many things. It’s the largest attended golf tournament on the PGA TOUR®, welcoming more than 600,000 fans over an entire week (some of whom are pretty wild).


For those in attendance, it’s an outstanding course filled with VIP venues, gift shops and places to lay out on the grass and absorb the Arizona sun.


For the PGA TOUR® professionals, it’s an event unlike any other.


And while the golfers competing in the tournament are some of the best pros across the globe, they aren’t the only pros in attendance. Sustainability and operations professionals from Waste Management are on-course, too. They work the grounds to ensure the successful execution of this unique event. Why do they do that? Because to them, the Waste Management Phoenix Open is known for one other thing: being the largest zero waste event of its kind in the world.

There are no trash cans. Every item is reused, recycled, composted, repurposed, donated or used to produce energy. There is no waste. Every beverage that’s sold, every concession stand and every recycling/compost container is scrutinized to ensure there is Zero Waste!


How does Waste Management do it? Read all about it in the Sustainability Report for the 2016 Waste Management Phoenix Open.

From Jan. 30 – Feb. 5, hundreds of thousands of fans will flood the grounds of TPC Scottsdale, during which they’ll not only be watching PGA TOUR® pros, alongside the Waste Management pros, they’ll be doing the seemingly impossible: taking record attendance and generating zero waste.

Follow along on social media, and watch live during tournament week on CBS and Golf Channel, to learn what’s possible, when we ignore the word impossible.

It’s our brand of crazy!