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!
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.
Steve DonnellyThe bin in Pienaar Road by the Milnerton Bowling Club is needing an empty replacement......PLEASE!!! :-)3 days ago
Linda GodfreyI can't think of another good reason why not to recycle :)1 · 3 days ago
Nomapha LupuziGlass recyclng, how can you reach deep rural areas of Eastern Cape? We'v been looking for recycling and we have a lot of bottles and glasses but to nowhere.2 days ago
Judy WardAgree completely. It's not hard. It requires very little time. Just get organized. We take all our recyclables to the municipal site every week, and have done for years.3 days ago
Moeketsi RamathinyaneWe are embarking on environmental campaigns next month,we need resources to encourage fellow earthlings to protect mother- earth.it start with u,lets keep our township clean in economical way.#RECYCLE3 days ago
Michella HattinghWell done 'Women 24' for speaking out. It's true that we are lazy. Too lazy to educate ourselves and even lazier to act when it comes to preserving our environment. Recycling is the easiest thing to do! Once you know the do's and don'ts it becomes 2nd nature! And there are plenty of resources for information. Just Google!2 days ago