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, is to get involved in glass recycling! You can have a heart for glass by reusing your glass jars or recycling your glass bottles and jars.

 Valentine’s Day is here and we know not everyone has the day or evening planned. Why not consider something a little more creative and environmentally friendly this year?

 Super stylish and cost effective, reuse glass and put your flowers from your partner in a beautiful glass jar instead of a vase. Use glass for the elegant and classy touch, or alternatively, offer a bohemian strawberry cocktail served in a trendy jar. Use glass jars or empty wine bottles as candle holders to decorate your Valentine’s dinner table and set the ambience for the evening. It won’t only look beautiful, but you will feel good about reusing glass and making that little bit of a difference to the environment.

 The benefits of using glass packaging are endless. TGRC showcases some benefits to better convince South Africans of that they should love glass this February –

 Five reasons to have a heart for glass this month:

  1. Glass is made of natural substances
  2. Glass bottles can be recycled endlessly
  3. Glass is easily reused
  4. Glass is 100% recyclable
  5. Glass is timeless and elegant

 Express your love for glass and your love for the environment by recycling every glass jar or bottle you would usually just throw away with the rest of your garbage. It doesn’t cost you any money and is very easy to do. Make sure you show your love for beautiful glass and not just your partner this Valentine’s Day!


Recycling is easy; you don’t have to start big to make an impact.

Here are some simple tips from TGRC to educate your family and friends:

  • Glass containers, bottles and jars, such as those used for food and beverages can be recycled.
  • Glass that cannot be recycled with packaging glass: Windscreen glass, window pane glass, mirrors, light bulbs, drinking glasses and tumblers, PyrexTM or laboratory glass. These items cannot be recycled with your regular glass recycling as this glass has different properties to packaging glass.
  • Encourage those around you to do the same – wouldn’t they feel guilty throwing away glass that can be so easily recycled? Take your kids with you and show them how and where to put their bottles.
  • Make sure you take back returnable bottles your retailer which will washed and sterilised hygienically by the manufacturer, refilled and reused – these include large beer bottles, certain glass cool drink bottles and even many of the bottles used for spirits and liquor.
  • In South Africa, it’s not necessary to place different coloured glass into separate banks or wash glass before placing it into glass banks,
  • Find a glass bank on our website: www.tgrc.co.za

Visit www.tgrc.co.za for more information on glass recycling and how you can make a positive impact on the environment by embracing this habit.

About TGRC:
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/