During March, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) took time to acknowledge businesses in the hospitality industry in Johannesburg who have embraced glass recycling and made it an integral part of their business.
The Glass Recycling Company visited some of the top performing hospitality establishments to hand over engraved glass plaques in recognition of their inspiring green behaviour.
“We are very pleased to be able to reward and commend top performing establishments in the hospitality sector for their glass recycling efforts. We encourage the hospitality sector to recycle their glass (bottles and jars) and, while we are impressed by the trend of ‘being green’, we need more commitment from bars, restaurants and hotels. Ultimately, we need these venues to live their green credentials,” says CEO of The Glass Recycling Company, Shabeer Jhetam.
The ten venues and restaurants in Gauteng recognised for their glass recycling efforts, in no specific order are:
– Casalinga (Muldersdrift)
– Giles Pub (Craighall Park)
– Jackson’s Real Food Market (Bryanston)
– Morningside Country Club (Morningside)
– Pirates Club (Greenside)
– Society Eatery and Craft Bar (Fourways)
– The Peech Hotel (Melrose North)
– Tin Cup Driving Range and Restaurant (Alberton)
– Whisk Wine Bar (Irene, Centurion)
– Zoo Lake Sports Club (Parkwood)
“We encourage these establishments to continue recycling all their glass and take it to the next level, as it has a progressive impact on the environment. We challenge others to start recycling as it is one of the easiest ways for them to have a positive impact on the world in which we live,” concluded Jhetam.
TGRC is South Africa’s official organisation for promoting glass recycling with its core objective of keeping glass alive by promoting the practice of recycling this environmentally friendly packaging. Their strategic objectives also focus on the promotion of the reuse of returnable bottles; entrepreneur development and job creation; capacity building and development of synergies with all levels of Government as well as NGOs.
In twelve short years TGRC has increased the glass recycling rate from 18% to 41.5%.
Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company and James Peech, Managing Director of The Peech Hotel