Recent winners of the OCEANTEE sponsored Sustainability Project of the Year at the annual England Golf Awards, Bigbury Golf Club, are just one of the locations across the UK implementing environmental policies that are having a positive impact in their communities. As we celebrate Global Recycling Day, it is particularly noteworthy that the club works with Devon Contract Waste who have a zero to landfill policy, which helps divert in excess of 35,000 tonnes per annum away from landfill each year.
“Recycling is an integral part of the climate change cycle and helps in promoting and protecting global sustainability,” explains Founder of OCEANTEE Ed Sandison, “Clubs like Bigbury are incredibly inspiring. They have understood that even making small changes, like switching suppliers, can have a huge impact which is why we are celebrating their win again today. I am delighted to be able to use our platform to share their story and encourage other golf clubs to make positive changes.”
Recycling is projected to save over a billion tonnes of CO2 emissions by 2030. OCEANTEE continues to use recycled ocean waste across its product range, including the innovative Pacific Cap collection each of which is made from 3 recycled plastic bottles. For complete transparency, the QR code in the back of each cap shows where the waste was collected and the journey it took to be recycled into fabric making these the perfect sustainable option for club cresting.
Other actions implemented by Bigbury Golf Club include re-wilding projects carried out with the Devon Wildlife Trust as well as the installation of bat boxes and a 5 year Tree Management Plan. When it comes to the course, they reduced chemical consumption by 55% over 5 years and they have even introduced waterless urinals, with an estimated saving of 100,000 litres of water per annum!