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Recycling glass is an important element in the fight against climate change

“We are going to change the fate of humanity whether you like it or not.”  – Greta Thunberg (The 16-year-old climate hero)   TGRC supports initiatives and individual actions that are fighting climate change as we acknowledged International Day of Climate Action which took place on 24 October. The effects of climate change include; record […]

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Celebrating inspiring ‘green’ women

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is proud of the many women within the recycling industry who go above and beyond to make a difference to the environment and continuously empower others through their actions. Tiny Khahlenya, based in Ekurhuleni started her recycling journey collecting returnable glass bottles over 10 years ago in order to do […]

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Artist Dbongz wins glass recycling Art for Glass Graffiti Competition

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has announced the winner of their inaugural Art for Glass Graffiti Competition, the exceptionally talented Dbongz Mahalathi. Pre-empting this competition, was the realisation that many individuals are keen to recycle, but often are not sure where to do so. For this reason, TGRC hosted the competition to draw Jozi residents’ attention […]

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Converting waste into warmth this winter for Mandela Day

On Madiba Day, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) team spent their 67 minutes for Mandela, converting everyday waste to warmth, by crafting sleeping bags for the homeless. The initiative aims to raise awareness regarding homelessness and poverty experienced in South Africa, and ties into the ethos of TGRC team who wholeheartedly believe in the value […]

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Show your love for glass, with your art!

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) called for all graffiti artists to submit their art for its Art for Glass Graffiti Competition in order to stand a chance to have their art displayed on glass recycling banks in Johannesburg! Artists who are passionate for art and love being creative and love expressing themselves through graffiti, were […]

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Focus on glass and recycling trends

Being green is a big trend globally, but are South Africans doing enough to make a positive difference to the environment? The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), our national body encouraging glass recycling, discusses the factors impacting on recycling successes and trends in SA. 1. Entrepreneurship in Waste Entrepreneurship is a key component in the success […]

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Schools get a gold for going green

The Glass Recycling Company’s (TGRC)’s Annual Schools Competition results are out and once again the winning schools around the country have been recognised for their dedication to protecting our environment through glass recycling. In 2018 alone, schools across the country collected a total of 723 tons of glass, nearly 2.2 million glass bottles and jars. […]

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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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