By recycling 109 011kg of glass, three schools in Cape Town have saved enough energy to light a compact florescent bulb for nearly 267 years or to power a computer for 12 and a half years.
“This is a phenomenal effort towards a greener South Africa,” says Shabeer Jhetam, CEO of The Glass Recycling Company.
Kenridge Primary School in Durbanville was the top performing school in the Western Cape in the Glass Recycling Company’s annual School Glass Recycling Competition, winning a prize of R30 000 on 6 April in recognition of their efforts to reduce the country’s waste.
The school collected a whopping 50 515kg of glass bottles and jars during 2016.
Berglvliet Primary came second, while The Bay Primary took third place.
Together, these top three schools collected about 109 011kg of glass or 327 033 bottles.
The competition was held in Gauteng, the Cape Peninsula and the greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg areas.
Schools were invited to apply for the placement of glass banks.
Apart from placing glass banks at the schools, The Glass Recycling Company also supplied curriculum-compliant material to enable teachers to facilitate a holistic view of the glass recycling process.
“The aim of the competition is to educate learners about the many benefits of glass recycling and the ease with which it can be done,” says Jhetam.
“As a company we are dedicated to instilling these beliefs so that the next generation can realise the positive impact of glass recycling.
“This is one competition not to miss out on!
“The next round of the competition for 2017 has just kicked off, but you can still enter, which will see us set for even bigger and better things.”
For more information about the 2017 School Glass Recycling Competition, contact The Glass Recycling Company on 011 463 5644, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at www.tgrc.co.za.