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2018 International Coastal Clean-up results reveals SA's top pollutants
2018 International Coastal Clean-up results reveals SA's top pollutantsArticle

The results of the 2018 International Coastal Clean-up showed that broken down plastic pieces, foam pieces, cigarette butts, and bottle caps continue to be some of the biggest pollutants...

30 Jan 2019

#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industry
#BizTrends2019: Trends moulding the plastic packaging industryArticle

There's a major shake-up happening in the plastic manufacturing industry. And the change is happening remarkably quickly across the world for converters and brands alike...

David Drew 4 Jan 2019

Reppie thermal plant. Photo: Cambridge Industries
Africa's bumpy road to sustainable energyArticle

Sub-Saharan Africa produces approximately 62-million tonnes of waste per year, including plastic waste, according to the World Bank...

Eleni Mourdoukoutas 12 Nov 2018

Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel
The top ten glass recycling hospitality businesses in and around JoburgArticle

The Glass Recycling Company visited hospitality businesses in Johannesburg during March, acknowledging them for their green behaviour in embracing glass recycling and making it an integral part of their business...

26 Mar 2018

#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trends
#BizTrends2018: Recycling and other green trendsArticle

Being green is certainly seen to be trendy, but while many are claiming to be, are they actually green?

Shabeer Jhetam 15 Jan 2018

Concern rises over tougher waste control
Concern rises over tougher waste controlArticle

Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa is pushing the paper and packaging, electrical and electronic equipment and lighting industries to submit waste management plans...

Mark Allix 24 Apr 2017

Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SA
Packaging industry sees launch of MetPac-SAArticle

A new producer responsibility organisation has been formed to represent the interests of the metal packaging industry in South Africa...

21 Apr 2017

Cape learners rewarded for recycling efforts
Cape learners rewarded for recycling effortsArticle

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is rewarding schools around South Africa for their dedication to reducing our country's waste with its Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition...

6 Apr 2017

New TV advertisement highlights impact of recycling glass
New TV advertisement highlights impact of recycling glassArticle

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has launched a new television advertisement which aims to ensure South Africans view waste glass as a precious product - even more valuable when recycled...

18 Apr 2016

TGRC celebrates a successful recycling month
TGRC celebrates a successful recycling monthArticle

September was the month when greener and more sustainable environmental practices took centre stage...

2 Oct 2015

Cleaning up for Mandela Day
Cleaning up for Mandela DayArticle

During Mandela Month 2015, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) decided to attract the attention of pedestrians and motorists entering the busy hub of Sandton, and in doing so, draw their attention to the litter and excess waste that lines so many of our streets...

17 Jul 2015

SA's glass recycling rate increases to 40.9%
SA's glass recycling rate increases to 40.9%Article

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) celebrated yet another increase in South Africa's glass recycling rate to 40.9% for the year 2013/2014...

15 Jun 2015

TGRC awards winning schools of glass recycling competition
TGRC awards winning schools of glass recycling competitionArticle

The Glass Recycling Company has awarded the winning schools in South Africa that collected the highest quantities of glass during TGRC's Annual Schools' Glass Recycling Competition...

10 Dec 2014

Call to support Glass Recycling Month
Call to support Glass Recycling MonthArticle

As glass is made from natural substances, it is endlessly recyclable, making it a truly environmentally sustainable packaging. Every new glass bottle and jar made in our country contains 40% recycled glass.

19 Sep 2014

Make every day a recycling day
Make every day a recycling dayArticle

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) heeded Mandela's call and spent the morning of Mandela Day cleaning up littered traffic islands and intersections for 67 minutes.

21 Jul 2014

The Glass Recycling Company unveils new logo
The Glass Recycling Company unveils new logoArticle

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) has recently unveiled its new logo which is more closely aligned with the company's approach in fulfilling its role in South African society, and the company's move to become a strong consumer facing brand.

11 Jul 2014

SA glass recycling rate increases
SA glass recycling rate increasesArticle

South Africans have, through their ongoing commitment, increased the national glass recycling rate to 40.6%, with over one billion bottles recycled in the past year.

5 Feb 2014

New on-pack recycling label from Woolworths
New on-pack recycling label from WoolworthsArticle

Woolworths is introducing a new on-pack recycling label intended to assist national recycling efforts by making it easier for customers to recycle correctly.

5 Dec 2013

PETCO to host international colloquium
PETCO to host international colloquiumArticle

The European Association of Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisation (EPRO) will hold its first general meeting on African soil on 20 November 2013 in Cape Town and will be hosted by PETCO, the PET Recycling Company.

13 Aug 2013

Positive results from The Glass Recycling CompanyArticle

The latest declared glass recycling rate in South Africa is now, according to The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC), 40.1%; a 230% growth in annual volumes recycled since the inception of TGRC six years ago.

19 Mar 2013

Fiat and Chrysler implement recycling programme at their head office
Fiat and Chrysler implement recycling programme at their head officeArticle

Fiat Group Automobiles South Africa and Chrysler South Africa has become a "green" environmentally conscious organisation with the implementation of a recycling programme at their joint head office in Midrand. Through this initiative, the companies intend to lessen the impact on the environment and make a contribution to the greater cause of protecting our planet.

4 Feb 2013

Improve green habits by recycling glassArticle

September is Recycle Glass Month - a time for all South Africans to be cognisant of the effect that our habits have on the environment and to seize the opportunity to change these and improve our green habits.

10 Sep 2012

Top 10 in outdoors revealed
Top 10 in outdoors revealedArticle

Following its nationwide audit of outdoor advertising sites in South Africa, Outdoor Auditors has announced the top 10 advertisers, which were dominated by seven FMCG brands, two cellular companies and one bank.

12 Oct 2011

Distell extends its glass recycling project
Distell extends its glass recycling projectArticle

Listed wines and spirits producer and marketer Distell said on Monday, 26 July 2010, that it's continuing to lighten its impact on the environment with a new returnable glass project that follows close on the heels of its recently launched campaign to light-weight the company's wine and cider bottles.

27 Jul 2010

Glass recycling up 65%
Glass recycling up 65%Article

The latest figures released by The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) confirm that the volumes of waste glass recovered for recycling have increased during the last year to 244 845 tons of glass from a base of 148 000 tons since inception three years ago.

21 Dec 2009

Over 800 new glass banks in South Africa
Over 800 new glass banks in South AfricaArticle

The Glass Recycling Company has installed 700 new glass-recycling banks and another 120 will be installed in the next few months in a bid to increase the recycling of waste glass, the company announced earlier this week.

14 Aug 2009

Packaging giant announces R100-million glass recycling investment
Packaging giant announces R100-million glass recycling investmentArticle

Nampak Wiegand Glass is investing over R100-million in a glass recycling facility, the company announced on Thursday, 26 March 2009.

ActivRetail 26 Mar 2009

Renewable hero gets his nameArticle

After launching a national campaign last year, The Glass Recycling Company's intrepid new hero has finally been christened. Translated, the Zulu word Vusa means to renew - an appropriate choice considering that glass is 100% recyclable and thus renewable.

13 Feb 2009

Should glass recovery and recycling be a retailer imperative?Article

The Glass Recycling Company is South Africa's new national organisation responsible for facilitating the recovery of waste glass for recycling, endorsed by the Ministry for Environmental Affairs and Tourism. Whether retailers and stockists of glass, and products in glass, should be supporting the initiative, is a question that begs answering.

20 Jan 2007

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