In Europe they have mandatory separation at source… We are working with Government to make separation at source a reality in South Africa…— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
It’s the right thing to do… Recycling has a significant impact [on reducing carbon dioxide emissions]…— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
Glass recycling is the processing of waste glass into usable products.
It is ideal for recycling since none of the material is degraded by normal use.
Glass makes up a large component of household and industrial waste due to its weight and density.
Recycling glass uses less energy than manufacturing glass from sand, lime and soda.
Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).
We produce just under a million tons of glass packaging in South Africa every year.— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
Just under 400 000 tons go into landfills each year.— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
There’s high apathy amongst middle and higher income groups.— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
We have over 4000 glass banks in South Africa.— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
We’re not profit driven.— Shabeer Jhetam, The Glass Recycling Company
Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.
Recommendedby NEWSROOM AI
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Jan-Adriaan du Plessis, Associate Director of Strategy and Operations at Deloitte.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews board game junky and famed speaker Richard Mulholland.
EQ will soon be one among the most sought-after attributes required of jobseekers. Refilwe Moloto interviews Joni Peddie.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Charles de Wet, partner at PwC.
Sleep is as vital for complex life as food, water and oxygen. Bruce Whitfield interviewed FAB Quotient's Joni Peddie.
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Blue Label Telecoms CEO Brett Levy.
Embattled public broadcaster's new COO, Chris Maroleng tries to defend SABC about Sakina Kamwendo incident.
A video of a white man speaking fluent TshiVenda went viral, but languages expert Dr Dowling says most black people speak English.
Government has put plans in place to prevent the Misverstand Dam from running dry in a week's time.
Writer Niren Tolsi says SA cricketer Hashim Amla is the living embodiment of a nation trying to express itself while healing.
She faces ongoing complaints from rivals about having an "unfair advantage" on the track, but how fair is this proposed IAAF rule?
Wattapac is a water-saving bladder and pump designed to help plumbers save as much as 1 000 litres of water a day.
Bruce Whitfield interviews La Grange about her and Madiba's attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)