Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Consulting

Good to the Last Drop: Glass Bottle Recycling at the Houston Racquet Club


Napoleon once said; “in victory you deserve Champagne, in defeat you need it.”

No matter the outcome of each match, members of the Houston Racquet Club can sip on red, white, or bubbly after their battle on the court, on the field, or in the pool. But where do empty bottles go at the end of the day?

At the Houston Racquet Club, which has been ranked among the top 50 tennis clubs in the country, there’s not much room for unsightly dumpsters. Rather than send reusable materials to the landfill, Houston Racquet Club enlisted EES Consulting to help address their issue of limited space by establishing a successful off-site recycling program.

IMG_0995At the end of 2015, Houston Racquet Club had recycled more than 25,000 pounds of glass!

Their efforts have had a big environmental impact:

  • 4,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions avoided
  • 12.5 tons of natural resources saved
  • 11.75 tons of new glass can be created from HRC’s recycled glass

Houston Racquet Club has done an amazing job reducing their carbon footprint without compromising the high quality and service they provide to their members. We want to thank the Houston Racquet Club for their commitment to the environment and we can’t wait to see their recycling results at the end of 2016!