EUROPEAN TOUR TO ELIMINATE SINGLE-USE PLASTIC WATER BOTTLES AT THE SEASON-ENDING DP WORLD TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP

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  • The European Tour partners with ‘No More Bottles’ to install hands-free high quality filtered water systems for players, fans and officials at the upcoming DP World Tour Championship, Dubai.
  • People are encouraged to bring their own reusable water bottles when attending the event whilst food and beverage outlets will also sell water in recyclable cans, glass water bottles as well as reusable bottles which can be refilled around the golf course.

Dubai, UAE: As part of its on-going efforts to promote sustainability, the European Tour has announced the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai will be played in a plastic water bottle-free environment for the first time.

The organisers of the tournament have implemented a number of measures to ensure the DP World Tour Championship, which is set to take place from November 18-21, is eco-friendly.

Among them are hands-free high quality filtered water systems which will be installed at Jumeirah Golf Estates – on and off the course with players, caddies, officials, and spectators able to refill their reusable water bottles or reusable/recyclable cups for free every day.

Provided by ‘No More Bottles’, the water systems offer easy functionality. Water can be filled in seconds by simply using the foot pedal with people able to select between cold and ambient temperatures at the event. 

With these stations in place, the European Tour are encouraging all fans to bring their own reusable water bottles to keep themselves hydrated by drinking some of the best tasting water in the region.

Food and beverage outlets will be selling glass bottles of water as well as recyclable canned water during the tournament, while reusable branded bottles will also be available to purchase during the DP World Tour Championship.

Installation of the water dispenser systems and the decision to remove single use plastic water bottles reaffirms the European Tour’s commitment to sustainability and delivering tournaments with lighter environmental footprints.

Earlier this year, the European Tour launched Green Drive, a sustainability initiative which underlines an intensified approach towards priority issues such as climate change; biodiversity loss; air and ocean pollution; and sustainable and ethical procurement.

Green Drive is also aimed at contributing to internationally recognised environmental and social priorities, including many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. The approach to climate action is directly aligned to The Paris Agreement and the UN Sport for Climate Framework.

Tom Phillips, European Tour’s Head of Middle East, said: “Today marks an important milestone in the history for the DP World Tour Championship, Dubai by eliminating single-use plastic bottles which we believe will go a long way to helping protect the environment.

“This is a topic that continues to be more important than ever before and we hope that with these measures in place at both tournaments, people will not only be able to enjoy watching the world’s best stars battle it out for glory but also help us deliver a sustainable tournament by using eco-friendly water bottles when attending.”  

Jumeirah Golf Estates will host the DP World Tour Championship with the top 50 ranked players on the Race to Dubai Rankings in Partnership with Rolex set to battle for glory on the Earth Course. Free tickets along with other hospitality options are available here for the tournament which includes a packed entertainment schedule for spectators to enjoy.