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Nine remarkable facts about returnable glass bottles

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) encourages both the recycling of glass bottles and jars as well as the return of reusable glass bottles to retailers and traders. Here are nine facts we’re sure you didn’t know about returnable (or reusable) glass bottles: Annually, South Africans use 2.7 million tons of glass packaging, but only need […]

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Turning waste into sustainable wealth

This Women’s Month, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is celebrating women in recycling and the positive impact they have on both our environment as well as communities. And as an example, the story of glass recycling entrepreneur, Lorraine Mpule Matlou, bears testimony to this passion, effort and drive that goes into making a difference. Back […]

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Make a difference on World Environment Day

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) would like you to contribute towards saving our planet by being part of the worldwide movement taking place today, June 05, as well as for the rest of the month of June. World Environment Day is the United Nation’s most significant day of the year for encouraging worldwide awareness and […]

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Learners rewarded for successful glass recycling

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) awarded the winning schools around South Africa for their ongoing glass recycling efforts during 2017. TGRC awarded Kloof Senior Primary School in Durban with a prize of R30 000 as the regional winner in TGRC’s Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition. The school collected 72 324kgs of glass bottles and jars in 2017! […]

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The Glass Recycling Company rewards the hospitality sector for being green

During March, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) took time to acknowledge businesses in the hospitality industry in Johannesburg who have embraced glass recycling and made it an integral part of their business. The Glass Recycling Company visited some of the top performing hospitality establishments to hand over engraved glass plaques in recognition of their inspiring […]

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Recycling and other green trends

Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green? A remarkable fact is that 82% of all glass packaging used in South Africa annually is prevented from entering landfill through the dual efforts of recycling and the use of returnable or refillable bottles. Through the […]

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TGRC Mandela Day

The team from The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) spent their 67 minutes for Mandela Day at Kingsmead College in Rosebank actively repurposing waste materials including plastic bags, newspapers and even recycled billboard materials creating well-insulated, warm sleeping bags for the homeless in the Joburg inner city. “A warm place to sleep is something many of […]

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