As with all competitions that the R&A run, the organisation is committed to ensuring that the waste management at The Open 2019 is completed in an environmentally sound manner and follows the principle of reduce, reuse and recycle.
All the waste arisings from this year’s events is managed by RiverRidge, Northern Ireland’s leading waste management company.
The journey of waste from the time it is dropped into a RiverRidge container onsite at Portrush to its eventual end destination is remarkable and you could say; it ends up in the sky. This is because part of the waste received is used to create energy which is used by a local aerospace manufacturer. The precise elements of this journey are described below:
Other waste streams such as food waste and wood are also collected on-site and find their way to similarly innovative end destinations.
RiverRidge has committed to ensuring that 100% of the waste received from the R&A during The 148th Open is diverted from landfill and hopes that this will set the standard for all similar sporting events in the future.