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Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Cooperatives, Canada

21 June 2013

In July 2006, a business originally created by Matthew Grogono in 1994 that used a recycled washing machine as a converting device to cut bottles, grind rims and polish vessels into useable glassware, was transformed into a worker cooperative. The “Yellowknife Glass Recyclers Cooperative (YGR.coop)”, which produces and distributes recycled glassware, was funded to take advantage of the growing popularity of the high-quality glassware and the opening of a glass distribution retail store. Currently there are six active members within the cooperative, one more than when it was founded. YGR.coop has developed a greater awareness of its target market, especially the corporate market. Now, many businesses approach the cooperative to purchase its products as corporate gifts.

More information here: http://www.canadianworker.coop/sites/canadianworker.coop/files/Yellowknife_Glass_Recyclers_Co-op-1.pdf

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