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Cleaning Up On Mandela Day

The Glass Recycling Company is committed to keeping SA clean and green During Mandela Month 2015, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) decided to attract the attention of pedestrians and motorists entering the busy hub of Sandton, and in doing so, draw their attention to the litter and excess waste that lines so many of our […]

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Carbon Footprint and Energy Update

Among countries measured by absolute carbon dioxide emissions, South Africa is one of 20 countries with the highest emissions per capita. It is with this in mind that Government plans to implement carbon taxes as a means to address climate change. While the scheduled date of this implementation has shifted, carbon tax as a punitive measure against environmentally detrimental conduct will soon […]

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Recycling in South Africa – Closed Loop Recycling

The infinite nature of glass means that it can be recycled endlessly without ever losing its clarity or purity. Bottles and jars manufactured in South Africa contain at least 40% recycled content. Furthermore, we can be very proud that in our country glass fully meets the formal definition of a Closed Loop System whereby material […]

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Message from our CEO

South Africans have once again proven their passion for preserving the environment. Despite challenges presented by the current economic landscape, our recycling rate has increased to 40.9%. Sustained year-on-year growth means we are achieving what we set out to do by continuing to intensify the rate at which we divert glass from landfills. Passion and education are at the […]

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Second Annual Green Dialogue

TGRC’s Second Annual Green Dialogue Looks Towards a Green Future for Business May 27th saw the custodian for glass recycling in South Africa, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) stage its eighth AGM and second annual Green Dialogue (#GreenDialogue) in Sandton, Johannesburg. The tone of the meeting was exceedingly positive as TGRC celebrated yet another increase […]

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Mandela Day

The message behind Mandela Day 2014 was simple – each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better. In the State of the Nation Address the need for us to clean up the country was highlighted. It was emphasised that all we should each dedicate at least 67 minutes […]

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Spruit Day

In June residents of many Johannesburg suburbs had a fantastic opportunity to get involved in National Environment Month and make a difference to their environment. Community members pitched in by participating in a massive clean-up of the Braamfontein Spruit, which took place on Saturday the 7th of June two days after World Environment Day. All […]

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TGRC’s New Advertisement

As part of our new brand identity launch, the company recently screened its first paid-for television commercial, which highlights the importance of South Africans recycling glass in order to reduce the energy required to manufacture new glass. The commercial has received a fantastic response from television viewers and led to an increase in queries and […]

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TGRC’S Glass Recycling Band

During TGRC’s Green Dialogues we presented our brand new Glass Recycling Band – a first for SA! This band of accomplished musicians played specially composed music at the event using their ‘glass tree’ of hanging bottles, a glass xylophone and even an instrument of carefully filled glasses of water! The band’s goal is to show […]

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Green Dialogues

In May, we hosted our annual 7th AGM. This year the event moved beyond a standard AGM format and instead we hosted our inaugural Annual Green Dialogues Event, themed as A Beyond Green Discussion – Companies and Consumers moving towards a proactive green approach. The theme allowed us to focus on green growth and active […]

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