#Environment: TGRC Rewards Schools in South Africa for Recycling

The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is rewarding schools around South Africa for their dedication to reducing our country’s waste with its Annual Schools Glass Recycling Competition.

In the Western Cape regional competition, Kenridge Primary School took first place and the R30,000 prize by collecting 50,515kgs of glass bottles and jars in 2016. The school also received monthly prizes throughout 2016 for their collecting of glass bottles in their glass banks.
The three top Western Cape schools collected a total of approximately 109,011kgs of glass or 327,033 bottles. By recycling these glass bottles, these three schools have saved enough energy to light a compact florescent bulb for nearly 267 years or power a computer 12 and a half years. This is a phenomenal effort towards a greener South Africa.

The competition was held in Gauteng, the Cape Peninsula and the greater Durban and Pietermaritzburg areas. Schools in these areas were invited to apply for the placement of glass banks. Apart from placing glass banks at the schools, TGRC also supplied curriculum compliant material to enable teachers to facilitate a holistic view of the glass recycling process. The objective of the competition is to educate learners about the many benefits of glass recycling and the ease with which it can be done.

The three top-performing schools were selected in each region and received R30,000 (first prize for regional winner), R20,000 (regional runner-up) and R10,000 (regional third prize). Kloof Senior Primary School, from Kwa-Zulu Natal was the national winner and received an additional R20,000.

The next round of the competition for 2017, has just kicked off with opportunities for entries still open. This year schools in Port Elizabeth and East London are also able to enter.

For more information about the 2017 competition, please contact The Glass Recycling Company on +27 (0)11 463 5644 or thandi@tgrc.co.za. You can also visit the website: www.tgrc.co.za

Source: http://bit.ly/2o7JMcY

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