The Glass Recycling Company encourages Property Managers to Embrace Sustainability


In today’s era of heightened environmental awareness, managers of properties for malls, shopping centres, gated estates and complexes play a crucial role in shaping sustainable practices within their communities. An impactful initiative gaining traction is the placement of glass banks on properties.

As we explore the significance of glass recycling and how it plays a key role in environmental conservation and waste management, let’s delve into how property managers can incorporate glass banks in their sustainability measures.

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), a leading advocate for glass recycling nation-wide, offers property managers the opportunity to host free glass banks on their premises. These glass banks serve as accessible drop-off points for glass bottles and jars, facilitating convenient recycling for visitors, tenants, and residents alike.

These glass banks serve as convenient hubs for depositing used glass, promoting easy participation in recycling initiatives. Beyond their environmental benefits, glass banks contribute to enhancing the reputation and appeal of properties, showcasing a commitment to environmental responsibility while offering tangible sustainability actions for tenants, visitors and residents.

“Our glass banks play a vital role in diverting glass waste from landfills,” explains Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company. “Each glass bank, when full, can hold approximately 2200 bottles or 750kg of glass – the recycling of which has a substantial impact on the environment. Our glass banks are not just containers; they are symbols of our collective responsibility to protect the environment for future generations.”

The ideal locations for glass bank placement are diverse, including large residential complexes, service stations, malls, commercial properties, office parks, and community centres. These locations are chosen based on specific criteria to ensure alignment with community needs and sustainability objectives.

The process of placing a glass bank involves collaboration between property managers, TGRC, tenants and residents. TGRC-appointed service providers regularly empty the glass banks and transport collected glass for recycling, contributing to the ethos of a circular economy.

Glass banks are provided free of charge, subject to meeting specific criteria, including site suitability, sufficient need, visibility, and accessibility.

As sustainability gains prominence, the presence of glass recycling banks can attract environmentally conscious tenants, visitors and residents, enhancing the property’s appeal and value within the community.

Let’s unite as property managers and communities to propel South Africa towards sustainability, one glass bank at a time.

Glass banks present a practical and impactful solution for property managers committed to enhancing sustainability initiatives. By partnering with TGRC and embracing glass recycling, property managers can play a pivotal role in advancing environmental stewardship within their communities. Let’s embrace sustainability together with TGRC’s glass banks, paving the way for a greener future.

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Currently, glass banks can be placed in Gauteng, The Western Cape Peninsula, Eastern Cape, and the Greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg regions.

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:  or