About Us

Protecting the Environment

Many glass items such as wine and spirit bottles are not recyclable in Uganda. The result is excess garbage in already overflowing landfills. At Good Glass, we rescue a portion of this 'garbage' and turn it into unique and beautiful household items. Good Glass products are created using a truly green method that releases far less carbon emissions than traditional melting methods used in the glass recycling industry. We simply cut, sand and polish the bottles, using the existing shapes to re-purpose the bottles into household items and decorations, putting Good Glass at the forefront of eco-friendly glass recycling.

Good Glass provides fair wage jobs and sustainable livelihoods in Uganda
(this is not a landfill)

Providing Sustainable Livelihoods

We are a social enterprise which empowers Ugandans by providing training and fair wage jobs in order to enable them to support themselves and their families.  By paying our employees fair wages, they are able to afford school fees for their many children, pay doctors' bills when needed and provide three meals a day for their families in a country where most only eat one. In addition, Good Glass works with local artisans, creating more jobs, to add wood and iron elements to our products creating beautiful mix media pieces.

social enterprise, Good Glass, base in Uganda provides fair wage jobs
Staff Christmas Party 2012

About Uganda

Uganda is landlocked country in East Africa with a population of over 35 million people. Uganda is one of the poorest nations in the world with a majority of the population living on less than $1.25 a day. Uganda's birthrate is also one of the highest in the world, meaning space and resources are becoming limited.

With a well-known history of civil war under Idi Amin and more recent conflict in the North due to Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, Uganda has a reputation as a fragmented and troubled country. However, Uganda currently enjoys peace within its border and has even been honored as Lonely Planet's number one tourist destination in 2012 due to its friendly people and magnificent diversity of flora and fauna. So don't be afraid to come and visit us!

Ugandans make recycled glasses out of wine and spirit bottles, Good Glass