BUTTERFIELD BERMUDA CHAMPIONSHIP SUSTAINABILITY PRACTICES
The Butterfield Bermuda Championship has announced the continuation of their partnership with Aspen for 2023 in their quest to move closer towards a more sustainable future for Bermuda’s annual PGA TOUR event. The partnership includes support from local environmental charity, Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB), and Recycle Bermuda, part of the Waste Management section of the Ministry of Public Works.
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 this year’s tournament include:
- Vast reduction of single-use plastic passing through the site throughout the event
- Water stations positioned throughout the golf course will enable attendees to refill their own water bottles
- Aspen will be providing 500 reusable water bottles per day at the entrance gate
- The volunteer headquarters is reducing its plastic waste by providing reusable water bottles
- Concession stands will serve drinks in reusable cups rather than disposable plastic
- Bermuda Sands to produce an environmentally friendly uniform for volunteers and staff
- On-site recycling will be made possible by a partnership with Cerobin trash cans
- Bermuda recycles tin, aluminium and glass (TAG)
- Digital tickets and parking passes provided to all stakeholders
- Digital pairings guide ads provided to all guests
Following the 2023 tournament a sustainability impact report will be generated with assistance from Recycle Bermuda, KBB and Aspen to provide data surrounding the event’s environmental impact on Bermuda.