Waste Management Phoenix Open Achieves Zero Waste
As part of its Zero Waste Challenge, the 2014 Waste Management Phoenix Open earned UL Environmentâ€™s landfill waste diversion, or Zero Waste to Landfill status, a certification proven through transparent reporting and detailed data.
Zero Waste to Landfill is UL Environmentâ€™s highest landfill diversion rate designation and recognizes the Waste Management Phoenix Open for achieving a 100 percent landfill diversion rate with 10 percent incineration with energy recovery.
The Zero Waste Challenge emphasizes reuse and ensures that all of the waste generated at the event is recycled, composted or used in waste-to-energy facilities, and that vendors only use products and materials that can be composted or recycled at their end-of-life.
In total, the combined recycling, composting and wasteâ€“to-energy efforts avoided 346 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, and recycling efforts conserved:
- 632 mature trees
- 368,690 gallons of water
- 471,248 kilowatt-hours of electricity
- 969 cubic yards of landfill airspace
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