About Us

We are committed to creating a more sustainable future by offering products that utilise more creativity and less electricity and reworking materials rescued before going to landfill.

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Our History

We are a family owned business. With 3 generations of experience in the glass industry and serious commitment to the environment we aim to re-purpose bottles into unique glassware products.

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Our Process

We explore a variety of glass processes to create unique products with glasses and bottles locally collected.

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Our Mission

To develop sustainable products, utilising minimum resources and promoting local community involvement.

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Our Services

Thinking about giving a better purpose for your empty bottles? We’d love to help you with your project. Whoever tried cutting or drilling glass bottles at home knows how challenge …

Plastic Free July

We are joining the challenge ‘Choose To Refuse’ single-use plastic during July and we would like to invite you doing the same. Imagine a world without plastic waste. That’s their …

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What is Upcycling?

Upcycling is the process of converting old, unwanted or discarded materials into something useful and often with more value and better quality. When the upcycling process is paired with creativity …

Sendle Carbon Neutral Delivery

Carbon neutral delivery

We believe that delivering our products shouldn’t cost the earth. That’s why we have chosen Sendle as our shipping partner as they are Australia’s first carbon neutral delivery service. We …

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Glass recycling crisis in Australia

ABC’s Four Corners program revealed that it is currently cheaper to stockpile and landfill glass waste than it is to recycle it! Australia consumes about 1.36 million tonnes of glass …

Welcome to Hila Upcycle

Hila Upcycle aims to create products utilising material that would otherwise become landfill. Based in Australia, we are a third generation glass-making family. With a background in electrical engineering and …

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Australia Glass Facts

1.36 M
tonnes of glass containers disposed of per year in Australia
63 %
is the glass recycling rate in Australia
years for a glass bottle to decompose in the environment