Volvo China Open halts plastic bottle wastage with Bluewater
The Volvo China Open golf tournament took the equivalent of more than 41,000 throwaway plastic bottles out of circulation last week with the help of Bluewater.
The water purification company supplied refill stations across Shenzhen’s Hidden Grace Golf Club for the four-day event, which concluded on Sunday.
The 17 stations provided purified water to players, fans and club staff, with Bluewater’s reusable bottles available to buy for those that wanted to get their hands on a branded souvenir.
Zhao Qin, Chairperson of the Volvo China Open, said that partners such as Volvo and Bluewater share the event’s sustainability values, and added: “Our engagement with Bluewater sets a new standard for protecting the environment, which is something we intend to keep doing at future events.”
Using Bluewater’s SuperiorOsmosis technology, stations served purified water free of known contaminants, including toxic metals, chemicals, and microplastic particles.
“Our engagement with Bluewater sets a new standard for protecting the environment, which is something we intend to keep doing at future events.”
Steven Tan, Bluewater China General Manager, said: “The Bluewater activity at the Volvo China Open builds on our experience delivering a sustainable water ecosphere with the likes of The Open and AIG Women’s Open golf tournaments in the UK over the past few years.”
Last month, the St Andrews Links Trust in Scotland appointed Bluewater as its official hydration supplier.
The Swedish company already had a deal in place to deliver on-site hydration solutions at The Open and AIG Women’s Open from 2023 to 2025 after having supplied its technology at several DP World Tour events earlier this year, including the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club in England.