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
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