Schupan Recycling Returns as the Official Sustainability Partner for the LPGA Volvik Championship

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WIXOM, MI. (May 10, 2017) – Schupan Recycling, a national leader in the recycling industry headquartered in Michigan, and the LPGA Volvik Championship will once again be sustainability partners for the second annual tournament to be played at Travis Pointe Country Club, May 22-28. The partnership is aimed at increasing waste diversion, integrating sustainable business practices and lessening the environmental impact of the tournament while highlighting the growing importance of sustainability in sport.

“At the 2016 LPGA Volvik Championship, we achieved a 28 percent diversion rate through recycling and compost programs,” said Jessica Loding, Assistant Director of Events for Schupan Recycling. “That translates to 3.54 tons of recycled and composted material, equaling 7,080 pounds of material, diverted from the landfill.”

Schupan Recycling collected:

  • 1,556 lbs of plastic (primarily water bottles)
  • 192 lbs of aluminum cans
  • 3,960 lbs of cardboard
  • 119 lbs of scrap metal
  • 825 lbs of paper
  • 428 lbs of food waste

“We’re thrilled to work with the LPGA and the LPGA Volvik Championship again,” said Loding. “Last year proved the need to expand on-course compost collection while maintaining used beverage container and cardboard recycling.”

In June, Loding and Tournament Director Keith Karbo will travel to the Green Sports Alliance Annual Summit in Sacramento, California to represent the LPGA in a panel discussion and presentation about sustainability in golf.

“We are honored to be included in the Green Sports Alliance program this year,” said Karbo. “When we created the Volvik Championship, we wanted to create a new standard for best practices. We’re incredibly proud of what the tournament has accomplished and look forward to growing the sustainability program in the years to come.”

The LPGA Volvik Championship will run from May 22-28 with the four-day tournament played May 25-28 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.

About Schupan Recycling

Schupan Recycling is the nation’s largest independently owned processor and marketer of used beverage containers and has been named 101 Best and Brightest Sustainable Companies. We are an endorsed supplier from the Sustainable Event Alliance. Since 2008, Schupan Events Recycling has provided events, venues and communities with sustainability solutions.  In nine years, we have worked with over 223 organizations and diverted 246 tons of material from the landfill. 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.  For press inquiries, please contact Bruce Madej, Media and Public Relations Director, at bmadej@volviklpga.com or 734-707-0789.

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