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February 28, 2018
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Zero Waste Challenge: Home Edition

Since 2013, the Waste Management Phoenix Open has strived to achieve zero waste, meaning everything used throughout the weeklong event (from food and drinks to building materials and signage) is either reused, recycled, composted, donated or used to create energy. You can read more about that here. For us, achieving zero waste at an
January 9, 2018
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What is Zero Waste?

Most people probably don’t think too much about the trash they throw away. After all, we’re all so busy with work and family and scrolling through Facebook that it’s easy to overlook the food and packaging and water bottles we go through on any given day. But while most may not think too much
June 20, 2017
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Waste Management and GreenBiz’17: The Zero Waste Challenge

By Tom Carpenter,  Director for Waste Management Sustainability Services For occasions big and small, Waste Management Sustainability Services has a proven track record of helping events achieve their sustainability goals, whether that’s zero waste, water conservation, greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions management or simply improving waste diversion. You’re probably familiar with some of these events,
January 10, 2017
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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
November 10, 2016
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Supporting Sustainable Sports: Waste Management Partners with the Council for Responsible Sport

Waste Management is pleased to support the Council for Responsible Sport (the Council) and share in their vision of a world where responsibly produced sports events are the norm. Founded in 2007, the Council is a non-profit organization that has been leading the charge to help produce sporting events that support social justice, ecological
September 8, 2016
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Greening the Game: Sporting Events as Opportunities for Expanding Sustainability

By Michele Grossman, managing principal for Waste Management Sustainability Services Sporting events bring people together. Whether it’s the World Cup or Wimbledon, the Super Bowl or the Special Olympics, people gather—often traveling great distances—to root for their favorite teams and athletes, witness excellence, and enjoy the camaraderie of being with fellow fans. But any
September 21, 2015
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Zero Waste at ‘Greenest Show on Grass’

The 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO), the world’s best-attended golf tournament, diverted 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills for the third straight year. According to the WMPO 2015 Sustainability Report, in addition to achieving zero waste validation, WM improved the tournament’s overall sustainability results amid a record 564,368 attendees. “We continue
August 27, 2015
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Sustainability Matters

Waste Management’s Sustainability Services (WMSS) team continually looks for ways to advance the sustainable efforts of companies beyond waste and recycling programs. The WMSS team helps hundreds of businesses across the United States and Canada realize their environmental goals by recommending business practices that reduce waste, save energy and provide a ‘next life’ for
May 27, 2015
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A Race to Zero Waste at IRONMAN

“With months of training behind them, and a grueling obstacle course in front of them, the hundreds of athletes who came to The Woodlands, Texas, this month to participate in the IRONMAN Triathlon were ready to meet the challenge of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile bicycle ride and a 26.2-mile run. As the official
November 15, 2014
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Waste Management Phoenix Open wins global environmental prize

Golf is one of those sports in which the lower you score, the more competitive you become. The same is true when it comes to your environmental impact – the lower, the better. For two years running at the Waste Management Phoenix Open (WMPO), we’ve achieved the lowest score possible – zero – in