Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi, owned by Aldar Properties, have eliminated all single-use plastic bottles from its premises as of March 2021.
The achievement underlines their commitment to environmental sustainability.
A combined total of over 100,000 plastic water bottles are consumed by golfers between the two properties on an annual basis.
Joining the global movement to reduce the consumption of single-use plastics and conserve the environment, the goal is to reduce this figure by 40 per cent this year.
Members and guests will be encouraged to use and refill their own reusable water bottles from the water coolers throughout their round.
The water coolers will be equipped with hand sanitisers following health and safety directives, as well as ensuring a hygienic environment for players and associates alike.
“As plastic waste and pollution increases, we should all be making a conscious effort to do our part,” said Francisco de Lancastre David, Cluster General Manager at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club and Yas Links Abu Dhabi are committed to preserving the environment and promoting environmental best practice.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club has already successfully completed the Audubon certification process and the golf course has been officially certified as a sanctuary.
The International Audubon Society is dedicated to protecting diversity in bird species.
The programmes include habitat protection, green energy development and the management of protected areas while encouraging the public to become a part of the birding community.
The emphasis is on conserving urban habitats by promoting planting trees and dedicating time to creating bird friendly environment.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is home to over 180 bird species, families of Mountain Gazelle and is also a natural nesting area for the Hawksbill turtles, all these elements create an unparalleled experience which should be taken good care of.
The programme is designed with sensitivity to the surrounding natural environment and in compliance with strict environmental guidelines.
To further cement their green footprint and dedication to making a difference, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is already accredited for a number of certifications, such as Environmental Planning, Water Conservation, Water Quality Management and Chemical use Reduction and Safety.
The move to eliminate single-use plastic from the golf clubs is in line with the clubs’ owner, Aldar Properties’ sustainability strategy which is built around the key pillars of economy, community, people and environment.
In December 2019, Aldar launched its first sustainability report which outlines its strategy and initiatives in detail.