Schupan Recycling, LPGA Volvik Championship Team For Sustainability

schupanMichigan’s Schupan Recycling has joined with the Volvik LPGA Championship in a three year sustainability partnership. The partnership is aimed at increasing waste diversion, integrating sustainable business practices and lessening the environmental impact of the tournament and highlights the growing importance of sustainability in sport.

“We’re thrilled to be able to work with the LPGA and the inaugural Volvik Championship,” said Jessica Loding, Events Coordinator for Schupan Recycling. “We have a great opportunity to develop a unique sustainability program for the tournament and hope the best practices will carry over to other tour events.”

The LPGA Volvik Championship will run from May 23-29 with the four-day tournament played May 26-29 over Memorial Day weekend at Travis Pointe Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It will feature a full field of 144 players competing in a 72-hole showcase for a purse of $1.3 million. In addition to the estimated $20 million economic impact, the sustainability initiative will provide a platform to develop innovations and solutions that encourage a more circular economy through waste reduction, sustainable purchasing, educational awareness and evaluation of resource usage.

volvik logo“When we announced the inaugural LPGA Volvik Tournament, we knew the crowd, the vendors, the stands, the television crews would impact the Travis Pointe Country Club Golf Course and we wanted to come up with impactful way to integrate sustainable plans for the event,” said Tournament Director Keith Karbo. “Schupan Recycling, a Michigan based company, has the vision and wherewithal to accomplish this goal. We are very excited to announce this partnership on Earth Day and have Schupan Recycling join us for this tournament.”

Fans are encouraged to adopt environmentally friendly practices such as recycling beverage containers on the golf course and carpooling to the tournament. More information on ways to contribute to the initiative will be made available prior to the event.

About Schupan Recycling Schupan Recycling is the nation’s largest independently owned processor and marketer of used beverage containers. Over the last 8 years, Schupan Events Recycling has worked to develop event sustainability and recycling practices through strategic business partnerships with corporations, event promoters and clients in the public and private sectors.

For more information about Schupan Events Recycling or press inquiries, please contact Jessica Loding at jloding@schupan.com or 269-998-8010.

About LPGA Volvik Championship For information regarding the LPGA Volvik Championship go to www.volviklpga.com.

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