The Glass Recycling Company

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 shareholders 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!

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There are 3 ways to reduce the amount of waste glass in South Africa:

Recycle your glass
Glass recycling is the process whereby you return glass bottles and jars to the manufacturers. The manufacturers then melt the glass container to make brand new packaging. Read our Why recycle section for more info.

Return your glass
Returnable bottles are glass beverage bottles that can be returned to a supermarket, liquor outlet or retailer once empty, for a refund. These glass containers will be sent to the beverage company where the bottles are sterilised and refilled ready to be reused several times.

Reuse your glass
Use your glass containers again and again after the glass has been used for its original purpose. A glass bottle can be used again to hold another liquid or be used as something new – for example a glass bottle can be reused as a vase.


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We believe in the ability of glass to make a real and positive contribution to society!

Be sure to get your friends, family, colleagues and community involved in recycling, the more individuals who make the effort to recycle the greater the benefits for all.

Start a recycling campaign at your company, local community centre.

Encourage your community to separate their glass bottles and jars and take them to a glass bank or recycling point.

You can also request a glass bank here where your community can drop off all their recyclable glass.

You can encourage your co-workers at your office to participate by placing recycling bins in areas where most of the rubbish and waste glass is generated such as canteens, bars or pause areas.
To increase participation levels, be sure to send frequent reminders about recycling.

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