Single-use plastic targeted by St Andrews partnership
St Andrews Links Trust in Scotland has brought in Bluewater, a provider of water purification and hydration technologies, to help remove single-use plastic water bottles from its events.
The Trust is responsible for the management and maintenance of the golf courses at St Andrews, including the Old Course, which has hosted The Open Championship 30 times.
Refill stations have been installed in the Old Pavilion and at the Halfway House, which serve the Old, New and Jubilee Courses. There are further installations at the Links Clubhouse, Golf Academy and Castle Course Clubhouse.
Bluewater stations will offer guests free-of-charge refills of chilled and purified water, with screens to communicate key information concerning wider sustainability initiatives across the venue.
“We are all aware of the terrible impacts single-use plastics cause to our environment."
The Bluewater Mineraliser HoReCa system has also been installed in the Tome Morris Bar & Grill in the Links Clubhouse, which offers naturally sourced Swedish minerals into local water purified with SuperiorOsmosis. Available in glass bottles, these are then re-washed and re-used on-site to increase sustainability credentials.
“As a global venue and destination with sustainability and innovation embedded into our organisational DNA, we are always looking to collaborate with like-minded organisations who can bring world-class solutions to the Home of Golf,” said St Andrews Links Trust Chief Executive Neil Coulson.
“We are all aware of the terrible impacts single-use plastics cause to our environment, and so we are delighted to announce this new relationship with Bluewater, which will bring state-of-the-art and sustainable hydration solutions to St Andrews Links.”