PGA TOUR Announces Sustainability Impact

May 22, 2024 | 1 Comment

The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship, in partnership with Keep Bermuda Beautiful [KBB], Recycle Bermuda, and supported by Aspen, revealed its sustainability impact.

A spokesperson said, “Plastic is detrimental to Bermuda’s oceans, wildlife and population. As the harm caused by micro-plastics increases, it becomes a prominent issue that requires close attention from the sporting events industry as well as others.

“Plans for the 2023 tournament included a vast reduction of single-use plastic passing through the site throughout the event. This included the implementation of water stations through a partnership with Clearwater Systems Bermuda, and Bermuda Sands, an environmentally friendly uniform option for volunteers and staff. In addition, the event partnered with Recycle Bermuda to implement the TAG program, and Cerobins, a trash receptacle that allows recycled material and standard trash to be sorted at disposal.

“The 2023 Butterfield Bermuda Championship saw the following:

Burnable Waste:

  • Twelve [12] collections totaling 21.19 tons


  • Two [2] collections totaling 1 ton
  • Over forty [40] Cerobin trash cans on-site at Port Royal
  • One-hundred fourteen [114] trash iron receptacles on-course

Hydration Stations:

  • Four [4] on-site hydration stations
  • Five-hundred [500] reusable water bottles provided each day of tournament play

Plastic Water Bottles Saved:

  • Daily estimate: saved up to 2,997 single-use plastic water bottles [16oz]
  • Four-Day estimate: saved 11,988 single-use plastic water bottles

“Additionally, vendors, staff, volunteers, and other stakeholders actively learned how to dispose of build materials that are required to make the event come to life. The storage and reuse of lumber, tent materials, mesh, and signage have a positive impact on pollution associated with shipping.

“As we look ahead to 2024 and beyond, the Butterfield Bermuda Championship will continue its partnership with Aspen, KBB, and Recycle Bermuda to further its impact in Bermuda.”

“We have successfully eliminated around 50% of single use plastic at our event” said Tournament Director, Danielle Carrera, “within the next 5 years our hope is to eliminate plastic even further by focusing on players and caddies. We hope to further our partnership with Clearwater Systems Bermuda and implement hydration stations on each tee box for players and caddies to enjoy. Furthermore, we are continuing our push to move to aluminium water bottles sold at concession stands and are researching ways to properly dispose of materials that are not commonly recycled but can have a negative impact on the environment.”

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  1. Hilarious! says:

    NOOO! Not “sustainability.”
    Everything is sustainable. So when is Butterfield going to give up issuing plastic debit and credit cards? How about all that plastic that goes into making computers used in the bank? What about plastic pens with plastic caps? Will bank employees be required to only wear glasses not made from plastic? The list goes on…

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