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No More Bottles & The Els Club: 3 Years Of Sustainable Development


The Els Club in Dubai and No More Bottles, a renowned provider of sustainable water solutions, recently celebrated the 3rd anniversary of their relationship.

Together, the two organizations have championed environmental stewardship and sustainability within the golfing community, setting key milestones along the way.

The cooperation has successfully reduced the need for single-use plastic bottles on the golf course during the last three years, keeping them from entering landfills and contributing to environmental deterioration. This is consistent with No More Bottles’ mission to reduce single-use plastic and promote environmentally friendly alternatives.

The Els Club was recently recognized at the prestigious World Golf Awards, where they won “The Best Middle East Golf Course Award.”

The club’s commitment to sustainability, with No More Bottles as a significant partner, was also instrumental in the club being named the first-ever Sustainability Star Award Winner.

The Els Club has significantly reduced its plastic waste after using No More Bottles’ sustainable water alternatives.

The venue has achieved a 73% reduction in its overall environmental impact and removed around 240,000 single-use plastic bottles over three years by using reusable bottles and eliminating single-use plastic bottles.

“We are incredibly proud to commemorate three years of collaboration with No More Bottles,” said Tom Rourke General Manager, The Els Club. “Together, we hae not only elevated The Els Club as a premier golf destination but have also set a standard for environmental responsibility in the golfing community.

“Our commitment to sustainability is evident in our achievements, from eliminating 240,000 plastic bottles to being honoured with the Best Middle East Golf Course Award at the World Golf Awards.

“This Sustainability Star Award is a testament to our dedication, with No More Bottles playing a vital role in our success,” he added.

“As we celebrate this milestone, we remain steadfast in our commitment to implementing sustainable initiatives that contribute to a greener future for golf enthusiasts and the environment.”

Ian Hannah Co-Founder & Director of No More Bottles, commented: “It has been an inspiring journey collaborating with The Els Club over the past three years, and we are thrilled to mark this significant anniversary.

“Our shared commitment to sustainability has not only eliminated a substantial number of plastic bottles but has also garnered recognition at the highest level with The Els Club’s prestigious awards.

“The success of our partnership is reflected in the reduction of plastic waste, showcasing the impact of No More Bottles’ sustainable water solutions, especially as the focus in this region shifts to COP28, which is being hosted for the first time in the UAE. As No More Bottles and The Els Club celebrate three years of successful collaboration, both organizations express their gratitude to members, guests, and staff for their commitment to sustainability. The journey towards a greener future continues, with ongoing initiatives and innovations that will further solidify The Els Club’s position as a leader in eco-conscious golfing.”

Image caption: Tom Rourke, General Manager of The Els Club (left), pictured with Ian Hannah, Co-Founder and Director of No More Bottles (right).