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Have a Heart for Glass during the Month of Love

During February, the month of love, a great way to share and show your love for the environment, by getting involved in glass recycling! You can have a heart for glass by reusing your glass jars or recycling your glass bottles and jars.   Super stylish and cost effective, reuse glass and put your flowers […]

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2020 is the year to get off your glass, recycle and make a difference!

With a fresh year ahead, new goals being set and New Year’s resolutions in full swing by now, why not take the environment and the future of our planet into consideration, by adopting and implementing ‘green’ behaviors during 2020.   Our glass recycling rate in South Africa has gradually increased over the years and is […]

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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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