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400 000 tons of perfectly good glass goes into landfills each year in SA

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.

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed The Glass Recycling Company CEO Shabeer Jhetam for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

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

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