TALLINN OPEN WTA 250 ORGANISATIONAL PRINCIPLES OF SUSTAINABILITY
The Estonian Tennis Association is organising the Tallinn Open WTA 250 sustainably. We will achieve this sustainability by working together with our visitors, partners and investors. We ask everyone to follow our principles of sustainability before, during and after the tournament.
WE CREATE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF WASTE POSSIBLE
- When possible, we use reusable materials and products and avoid single-use plastics.
- We do not use single-use rugs or mats, but use reusable alternatives.
- We avoid single-use design- and promotional materials and decorations (like balloons as decorations). Instead, we (re)use existing materials, inventory, banners and rent them if necessary.
- When ordering equipment, uniforms, posters, we avoid designs with an explicit year and date and make sure we do not create an excessive stock
- We print as little as possible and avoid paper-based advertisements and promotional materials like flyers.
- We do not hand out single-use gifts or promotional items to players, staff and VIP guests.
- When serving food and drink, we mainly use reusable containers in partnership with Ringo who will provide the necessary thousands of tableware items. Read more
- We do not waste food. The leftover food from the players’ and VIPs’ buffet will be given to the staff and volunteers and when applicable donated to those in need in cooperation with the catering partner Amps.
- For the tournament, the ball is not garbage. We cooperate with the Reval Ladies tennis club, which is the leader of the “Pall Pole Prügi” (Stop Tennis Balls Waste) program. You can read more about the program here.
WE SORT ALL THE WASTE THAT IS GENERATED DURING THE TOURNAMENT
- Our production team and our partners, supporters and the catering team will sort waste generated during the preparatory stage and during the tournament into the following waste categories: paper, mixed packaging, glass, bio-waste, mixed waste and bottle and cans.
- Our entire team, the volunteers and the visitors will also follow the strict waste sorting guidelines. In addition we will have separate Ringo reusable tableware collection points.
WE USE TRANSPORT SPARINGLY
- We have optimised the transport of goods and inventory during the preparations for the tournament. We avoid (half)empty trips with freight vehicles as much as possible.
- The organising team, the volunteers, our partners and spectators will explore different transportational solutions to driving by car. We advocate arriving at Tallinn Open by foot, by bike (we have a safe parking option for bikes), by electric scooter or by public transport.
- If there is a need to travel by car, where possible, we encourage carpooling to the tournament with a friend or a family member. We acknowledge that parking is limited and car parks are located further from the venue, thus being an inconvenience in itself.
WE DO NOT WASTE ENERGY
We avoid excessive use of energy and use electrical appliances as little as possible. We won’t leave screens and LED promotional tools operational when matches are not played anymore.