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Waste Management Golf Tournament Waste Diversion Nears 100 PercentWaste Management Golf Tournament Waste Diversion Nears 100 Percent

Allan Gerlat

February 19, 2013

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Waste Management Golf Tournament Waste Diversion Nears 100 Percent

Waste Management Inc. said its waste diversion effort at the recent Waste Management Phoenix Open golf tournament surpassed last year’s record 97-percent rate.

The Houston-based Waste Management said in a news release it is on track to divert 100 percent of the Phoenix Open’s waste away from landfills and into recycling and composting facilities, as part of the tournament’s Zero Waste Challenge.

Waste Management expects final diversion results to be available in April.

The company said it launched the zero waste initiative at last year’s tournament. The result was that the 2012 Waste Management Phoenix Open achieved the highest diversion rate of any major sporting event and was the first-ever major sporting event not to use trash receptacles.

“Considering the record-breaking crowds on Friday and Saturday of this year’s tournament, our goal to divert 100 percent of tournament waste away from landfills is a significant undertaking,” said Dave Aardsma, Waste Management chief sales and marketing officer.


About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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