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 of reusing and recycling waste, to reduce the impact of waste on landfill.
These clever but simple sleeping bags are constructed out of recycled materials including newspaper and plastic
bags. each sleeping bag is inserted into a sturdy waterproof cover made from repurposed billboard material.
The Make-and-Donate-a-Sleeping-Bag campaign has been hosted by Kingsmead College in Rosebank,
Johannesburg for several years and is run in partnership with Community Hours, an NGO that facilitates and
manages community service activities.
“Madiba spent his lifetime in service to the country and it is important for all South Africans to adopt an attitude of
service towards others and the country,” said TGRC CEO, Shabeer Jhetam during the activity. “I am really
excited about our team participating in this ingenious recycling endeavour on Mandela Day. We believe that as
conscientious citizens we can all make a difference by making small but important choices daily, to make the
world a better place.”
The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) consists of a team dedicated to increasing glass recycling in South Africa. We are passionate about ensuring every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice.
We strive to educate, enable, encourage and inspire individuals to separate their glass for recycling, but do not physically collect or recycle the glass. Our focus extends beyond consumers and communities, but also on trade, industry and corporate South Africa. We also aim to uplift impoverished communities by creating income generating opportunities and skills development in the recycling sector. TGRC is funded by our committed members who manufacture glass or package their products in glass. We believe in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society. At TGRC we are committed to show that glass recycling is worth the effort!
TGRC’s mandate is to increase awareness of glass recycling in South Africa. The team are passionate about ensuring every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice. TGRC believes in the infinite potential of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society. TGRC is committed to prove that glass recycling is worth the effort! For info visit like the Facebook page: www.tgrc.co.za or www.facebook.com/TheGlassRecyclingCo/