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Spray painting the way to a greener future for Joburg inhabitants

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The Glass Recycling Company is hosting a competition to spray-paint their glass bank locations, making them stand out to the public who are looking to recycle.

 

Johannesburg, South Africa – Many individuals are keen to recycle but often use the excuse that they don’t know where to do so. For this reason, The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) is hosting The TGRC Art for Glass Graffiti Competition to draw Jozi residents’ attention to their numerous glass recycling banks. Through colourful and unique paintwork, the company hopes to entice residents to find and fill their local glass bank with their recyclable glass bottles and jars.

The city has seen a surge of beautiful artworks, spurred by graffiti events such as the Festival of Gold in Braamfontein and the numerous artworks in the Maboneng area. Now the talented artists and ecowarriors behind these can play an important part in urban renewal and the city’s metamorphosis, by entering The TGRC Art for Glass Graffiti Competition.

This competition is open to all eco-savvy graffiti artists, who are able to submit examples of their art for this graffiti artist campaign, and by so doing, stand a chance to paint two of TGRC’s glass banks in Johannesburg. There will be six funky glass banks scattered around the city for residents to visit, although, in total there are approximately 800 glass banks in the greater Johannesburg area alone.

The overall aim of this campaign is to create greater awareness of glass recycling within local communities and get South Africans actively recycling their glass bottles and jars – from wine bottles to mayo jars!

“By refreshing a few of our large glass banks with colourful art, they will become more visible, catching the eye of would-be recyclers and will ultimately become the starting point for more conversations on social media around glass recycling,” says TGRC CEO, Shabeer Jhetam.

Beyond having your Instagram-worthy artwork immortalised on a glass bank in Joburg, the top three competition entrants will also win amazing prizes, including cash prizes worth R 60 000, with the 1st prize being R30 000, 2nd prize amounting to R20 000 and 3rd prize nabbing the talented entrant a cool R10 000.

To enter the Art for Glass competition, visit TGRC’s website, fill in the entry form and upload some examples of your art. The competition entries will open on Wednesday, 10 April 2019, and will close on Friday, 31 May 2019.


Sources: Supplied
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Tyler Vivier
Tyler Leigh Vivier is a writer for Good Things Guy. Her passion is to spread good news across South Africa with a big focus on environmental issues, animal welfare and social upliftment. Outside of Good Things Guy, she is an avid reader and lover of tea.

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