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Salonpas fountains reduce plastic footprint

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Salonpas have leant their support to a first-of-its-kind sustainability initiative as this week’s SMBC Singapore Open helping to ensure the event treats “mother earth” with the utmost respect.

A Sustainable Water Initiative presented by Salonpas has been set up aimed at encouraging spectators and participants to reduce single use plastic at the tournament.

For the first time ever at a professional golf event in Asia, a selection of refillable water stations have been made available on-site to spectators, players, officials and volunteers.

A total of eight Salonpas “water fountains” have been installed with people encouraged to bring refillable water bottles.

Two of these water points are at the 1st tee, there are two on the 10th tee while two more are located at both the Village @18th and Hole 17.

To support this programme, event organiser Lagardère Sports distributed 1,000 water bottles to players, caddies, officials and Pro-Am participants.

“As presenting sponsor of this initiative, Salonpas are proud to be part of this important component that will support the SMBC Singapore Open’s mission to keep green,” said Mr Katsuhiro Sato, Salonpas General Manager, Singapore.

Plastic bottles and waste is a growing problem globally. Many countries and governmental institutions are starting to implement new rules and regulations to limit the use. Major event organisers are implementing initiatives with the goal to reduce plastic waste and promote recycling and reusing.

And the SMBC Singapore Open leads the way in working in a Sustainable and Environmentally Friendly Manner. With sights set on a greener and more sustainable future, the SMBC Singapore Open will continue to build upon its own “Green Agenda”, which was launched in 2017.

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