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Golf Australia Express : Issue 21
THE ZERO WASTE PEEK T HE WASTE Management Open’s ‘Zero Waste Challenge’ is an initiative to get fans, vendors and even the pros to recycle and compost their waste this week. Here’s how: RUBBISH BIN FREE You won’t find a single trash can on course this week—only compost and recyling bins are available. THE QUEST FOR WATER CONSERVATION GREEN ENERGY All electricity purchased for this week’s event was generated by renewable energies, such as solar and wind power.. Drain water from the kitchens, laundries and hospitality areas will be re-routed for use in the portable restrooms. Last year this effort conserved 5587 litres of fresh water. 0 SOLAR-POWERED COMPACTORS Sixty solar-powered compactors (above) will be on course. They hold up to five times the waste of a typical container. The Waste Management hospitality tent will also be powered by solar energy. RECYCLING ATMs NATURAL GAS TRUCKS Four CNG trucks emitting 95%less carbon monoxide than diesel-fulled trucks will transport waste and recycled materials collected during the tournament. Drain water from the kitchens, laundries and hospitality areas will be re-routed for use in the portable restrooms. Last year this effort conserved 5587 litres of fresh water.