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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Recently we were very privileged to present an assembly about glass recycling with Green Beings #EthomaKaWena at a Cosmo City primary school, we spoke with nearly 1 200 children aged between 6 and 8. Ethoma ka wena means it “Begins with you”. It is an annual greening and cleaning event. (3 photos) ... See MoreSee Less

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Ron Slabbert, Cindy Marx Ferreira and 6 others like this

Kea NkitsengIt’s up to us to empower our children by educating them about the positive effect that recycling will have on our environment, and how they can make a difference.2   ·  2 days ago

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Comment on the below if you agree that RECYCLING IS EASY - show your friends and family you believe in the power of recycling! ... See MoreSee Less

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Levy Spepe, Destiny Josephine and 16 others like this

Phillemon Long MontshoI love recycling1   ·  2 days ago

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Dalene Thys, G&G Ecologic, Inc. and 17 others like this

Ronald Maluleke Hi, I sent you guys an email a few days back still no response. What is your turn around time on emails? If you didn't receive it please send me blank email on to resend. 5 days ago

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Throwback . . . friday??? Check out this awesome old house made with recycled bottles. Back in the day, it seems that recycling was just commonplace and didn't need to be taught to everybody.

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Did you know, recycling just ONE glass bottle a week can make a BIG difference! ... See MoreSee Less

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Wendy Lombard, Rheineth Mashishi and 7 others like this

Sam PodmoreIn your dreams...does anybody believe this are still using sand, soda ash and lime, not to mention the gas and electric used to heat up the mixture !!1 week ago

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