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Find out more about our sustainability commitments at The 2023 Genesis Scottish Open.

Sustainability at The 2023 Genesis Scottish Open

At the Genesis Scottish Open, we are committed to creating a sustainable event. To help reduce our environmental impact we are:

  • Providing multiple recycling bins around the course.
  • Installing water stations across the course and Championship village for players, spectators and staff and encouraging the use of reusable water bottles.
  • Ensuring our on-course catering outlets use only wooden cutlery, paper straws, 100% biodegradable food trays and 100% compostable hot drink cups.
  • Ensuring our generators on-site are run on HVO bio-fuel.
  • Ensuring all our branding is made from recyclable and sustainable materials.
  • Ensuring local suppliers and seasonal foods are prioritised and celebrated.
  • Increasing public transport provision from Edinburgh with free shuttle buses running from Longniddry Rail Station and augmented service bus X5 and 124 timetables.
  • Implementing digital ticketing and programmes to reduce paper waste, ink use and haulage.
  • Working with NatureScot to preserve areas of The Renaissance Club under SSSI protection. Spectator walkways routed to avoid protected areas.
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What’s New for 2023

  • Use of reusable catering cups
  • All food waste will be separated within all Hospitality kitchens
  • Food donations made to East Lothian Food Bank
  • Drive the Green initiative taking place this week with 100 trees planted, in association with One Tree Planted at Loch Oscaig Woodland in the North West Highlands, for every player that drives the green on either the 5th or 13th holes.
  • Additional Electric cars added to the Courtesy Car fleet
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