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62% of PET plastic beverage bottles produced in SA in 2019 recycled - PETCO

According to new statistics released by the PET Recycling Company (PETCO), which is the producer responsibility organisation for the sector, 62% of all polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic beverage bottles placed on the market in 2019 have been recycled...

2 Jul 2020

What is your contribution to recycling?

Brand owners and consumers can make a valuable contribution to recycling by considering the packaging shape, material type, decorating options as well as educating fellow consumers in order to assist organisations such as Mpact...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 1 Jul 2020

86 workers claim "unfair" suspension for absence after colleagues test positive for Covid-19

New Era says refusal to work constituted an unprotected strike by workers...

By Zoë Postman 25 Jun 2020

Gold Pack Awards 2020 to be hosted online

The Institute of Packaging South Africa has announced that the Gold Pack Awards 2020 will continue to take place this year...

4 Jun 2020

South Africa must turn to safer packaging for beer

The dangers and illness we have seen in homemade concoctions during Covid lockdown are indicative of what often occurs in the bulk sorghum beer market as well...

By Raymond Dube 2 Jun 2020

Mpact expands face shield range - adults, kids, hardhat shields and respiratory masks

The safety of our communities is a top priority for us at Mpact. We have further expanded our face shield range and will be launching a respiratory mask during the course of June; ready for the re-opening of the many industries under Level 3 lockdown...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 May 2020

Minimise case and pallet labelling downtime and rework

Launched in May 2020, Markem-Imaje's 2200 Production Interface, locally available from Pyrotec PackMark, reduces the risk of rework and recalls. It does this by minimising the scope for operator error since label data and formats can be more easily controlled...

Issued by Pyrotec 26 May 2020

Packaging solutions in a throwaway society

Even though packaging is necessary, a lot of products have excess packaging where the information that is needed could be applied directly to the product rather than adding packaging to display necessary information...

Issued by Pyrotec 25 May 2020

Are we heading back towards single-use plastic because of coronavirus?

The battle against plastic pollution has rapidly gained momentum in recent years.

By Holly Turner and Louise Wihlborn 15 May 2020

Our generic packaging products are online - find what you need in one click

Mpact Plastics is proud to share our brand-new online catalogue. No more downloads from a website, outdated emailed documents or enquiring to find what you need. Simply scroll through...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 29 Apr 2020

#LockdownLessons: Mielie Mailer uses nature to help save the world

Trent Pike, founder of Mielie Mailer, believes that after the nationwide lockdown, more courier companies should consider looking at sustainable alternatives...

By Evan-Lee Courie 24 Apr 2020

Mpact Versapak: Responds to urgent market need with face shield

Mpact Versapak has once again proved their innovative customer-centric approach to business by developing and prototyping a new face shield in a matter of days...

Issued by Mpact Plastics 16 Apr 2020

Winners announced for Winemag Label Design Awards 2020

The winners of's Label Design Awards for 2020 have been revealed, with three gold awards allocated for wine, and two each for beer and spirits...

2 Apr 2020

Plastic: Can't live without it, can reinvent it!

Biodegradable plastics can be just useful as regular plastics, too. They maintain their strength, they're affordable and the additive can be applied to the vast majority of plastic products...

By Dean Lynch, Issued by Bean Content 2 Apr 2020

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