REASONS TO RECYCLE GLASS
Recycling with The Glass Recycling Company is one of the easiest ways for you to have a positive impact on the world in which we live.
There are many reasons to recycle glass!
You can find out more about recycling and glass here. Key reasons to recycle are as follows:
Recycling glass saves scarce landfill space. By recycling, you are preventing waste glass from filling up South Africa’s ‘dump sites’, tips and landfills.
By recycling instead of littering, you are ensuring our natural environment in South Africa is kept clean and beautiful.
Glass recycling saves energy.
Recycling just one bottle saves enough energy to power a fluorescent light bulb for seven hours!
Recycling reduces our carbon footprint. Taking into account the transportation and processing, for every ton of glass made out of recycled glass, 670kg of CO2 emissions are saved.
Recycling conserves our natural resources by reducing the need for raw materials to be quarried.. For every ton of waste glass used to manufacture new glass, 1.2 tons of non-renewable, natural resources are saved.
By collecting glass for glass recycling unemployed people are able to earn a source of income by selling the glass collected to buy-back centres.
Glass recycling is so simple. Start recycling today to make a difference in your community!