Exasperated from seeing glass recycling banks overflowing, Oliver Oakley and his business partner Owen Horsley set up Just Glass last year – Portsmouth’s first kerbside glass recycling scheme.
They offer households in Portsmouth, as well as Gosport and Fareham, and surrounding areas, an easy way to recycle for a monthly subscription fee with plans starting from £7.99 for a single recycling container along with the monthly collection.
Customers receive an eco-friendly, 100% recycled, Just Glass container to fill, which is then emptied at the end of each month.
We offer convenience to the customer, in the form of having somewhere to put their glass waste, rather than in the normal waste bin, but at the same time we ensure it goes to a recycling plant and does indeed get recycled as opposed to ending up in landfill.
A big part of our idea, with recycling in mind, is saving the planet. Convenience just comes with it.’
The pair, who met at junior school, have also pledged to donate 10 per cent of all profits to Portsmouth-based ocean conservation charity Just One Ocean.
Oliver said: ‘We feel this is our way of giving back into an environmentally friendly charity, with the oceans being a hot topic. The charity is also local to us. We hope to be a great donor.’
Just Glass UK are rated “EXCELLENT” on Trustpilot.
Louise from Portsmouth said “Superb service, brilliant communication and hassle free – what’s not to like? Thanks Oli and Owen. Very happy to support a local business who are doing something good for our planet” while Mark in Southsea said “Excellent service, fab quality box, reminder emails before collection day. This is one of the best local services and I am delighted to support it, as well as our planet of course. Would strongly recommend.”
Every December residential glass consumption increases by up to 60% and unfortunately the majority of that finds its way to landfill, where it will sit for millions of years.
Simply visit their website and purchase their unlimited collection plan. For a one off payment of £25 they will collect all of your glass waste in the first week of January. Perfect for the Xmas and New Year clean up!
The duo collecting tonnes of glass each month and Increasing the city’s recycling rates a bottle at a time are calling on residents to think about how they dispose of their glass waste.