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Bandon Dunes eliminates single-use plastic water bottles

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Bandon Dunes is ditching the plastic water bottle.

In a blog post published Thursday, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort in Oregon writes that in the last five years, almost 650,000 plastic water bottles were used on the property.

“That’s why we’ve been making changes and will no longer be ordering them going forward,” said the blog post.

The blog post also announced a partnership with The Freshwater Trust and Yeti. Golfers visiting any of the properties can purchase a Yeti water bottle for $20 and have it refilled as often as needed at any of 14 new water refill stations.

A Bandon Dunes Freshwater Trust metal water bottle (Photo: Bandon Dunes)

Also in the blog, Bandon Dunes – home to five of the highest-rated modern public-access courses in the United States – announced it will have recyclable aluminum bottles of water available across the resort.

Since opening in 1999, Bandon Dunes Golf Resort has strived to be a respectful land steward, celebrating the marvels of mother nature while cherishing the walk and stories the timeless game of golf provides. This is rooted in the ethos of Mike Keiser, Bandon’s founder, whose “leave no trace” attitude led him to the founding of his first business venture in 1971, Recycled Paper Greetings. From there, Mike and his family’s passion for impactful conservation grew.

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