GLASS ENTERPRISE OPPORTUNITY
In the Glass Recycling Beginning phase, entrepreneurs can initiate their glass recycling business with minimal financial investment. U Can Company provides waste pick-up solutions and glass collection bags to households, encouraging them to separate glass waste from other materials. By implementing responsible waste management practices, this phase contributes to the reduction of glass waste in landfills and the conservation of natural resources. Investing in the Beginning phase allows organisations to support the transition to a circular economy, promote sustainable glass consumption, and create a cleaner environment. This phase provides entrepreneurs with a solid foundation to start their glass recycling journey, making a positive impact on both the entrepreneur and the community.
Upon successfully establishing the Beginning phase, entrepreneurs progress to the Starter Pack phase. This phase requires self-subsidisation and equips entrepreneurs with the necessary equipment to transform collected glass waste into secondary products. With the Starter Pack, entrepreneurs can create innovative items such as glass beads, jewellery, or vases from the recycled glass waste. By investing in the Starter Pack phase, organisations contribute to the promotion of circular economy principles, the creation of sustainable livelihoods for entrepreneurs, and the reduction of glass waste in the community. This phase empowers entrepreneurs to establish a self-sustaining glass recycling business and drive positive social and environmental change.
The Micro Friendchise phase provides entrepreneurs with the opportunity to explore micro-commercialisation of their glass recycling business. Entrepreneurs gain access to resources that enable them to manufacture secondary glass products on a micro scale. This level supports entrepreneurs in creating more intricate glass items such as decorative glassware, including chandeliers and other artistic pieces. U Can Company facilitates collaboration, mentorship, and marketing support to help entrepreneurs expand their operations and reach a broader customer base. Investing in the Micro Friendchise phase allows organisations to contribute to the growth of glass recycling enterprises, job creation, and economic empowerment within the community. This phase fosters the development of a vibrant circular economy ecosystem and enables entrepreneurs to make a tangible impact on glass waste management.
The Boza phase represents the final stage of the Glass Recycling business’s growth journey. Entrepreneurs in this phase achieve full commercialisation and expand their operations on a macro scale. With an investment of R250,000 or more, entrepreneurs can establish a macro, commercial enterprise equipped with advanced machinery and equipment to process and create glass products. This phase enables the Glass Recycling enterprise to produce glass bottles, jars, bricks, and other commercial glass products. By investing in the Boza phase, organisations contribute to the creation of sustainable jobs, the reduction of glass waste, and the promotion of a circular economy. This phase fosters an ecosystem where glass recycling entrepreneurs thrive and play a crucial role in addressing environmental challenges associated with glass consumption.