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Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa. Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables.
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Freshflow T24: A smarter, sustainable solution for fruit export
New, innovative packaging that preserves the quality of produce during arduous export journeys is showing promising results. Called Freshflow T24, the novel solution by Mpact is proving - through reliable case studies and incontrovertible data sets - to hold far-reaching benefits for the industry's sustainability and competitiveness. 27 Sep 2023 Read more

Creativity, innovation and sustainability capture industry attention
Mpact, partners and customers align to create packaging products that subscribe to the circular economy while maintaining superior quality. To this end 10 of our products are proud finalists in the 2023 IPSA Gold Pack Awards. 22 Sep 2023 Read more

A memorable family day for Mthembu Paper Mill in Phoenix
Mpact Recycling, one of South Africa's leading recyclers, proudly partnered with Mthembu Paper Mill to make the mill's family day at Redfern Primary School in Phoenix, Durban, a memorable educational experience. 21 Sep 2023 Read more

Mpact showcases career opportunities in packaging at Future Me World of Work Exhibition
A career in the packaging industry offers a dynamic and diverse professional path with significant opportunities for growth and impact. 19 Sep 2023 Read more

Mpact Recycling awards 33 schools for the 2022 Ronnie Recycler schools' competition
Mpact Recycling is the leading collector of recyclable packaging (such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and cans) in South Africa. The company plays a crucial role in promoting the importance of recycling in southern Africa, collecting over 700,000 tonnes of recyclables in 2022 alone. Mpact Recycling is recognising its top performing schools for 2022. 12 Jun 2023 Read more

Mpact Recycling celebrates record-breaking 2022 figures ahead of World Environment Day
Mpact Recycling, the collection arm of one of the leading recycling companies in South Africa, Mpact Group, is proud to announce the release of its exceptional 2022 figures. 1 Jun 2023 Read more

What is 'customised generic packaging'?
When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally tops any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 16 Mar 2023 Read more

Mpact Waste Management expands on-site services into major metros
In September, Mpact Recycling announced that its on-site waste management service offering, previously called Remade On Site, would be rebranded as Mpact Waste Management and become its own independent brand within the Mpact group. 5 Dec 2022 Read more

Mpact recognised for excellence at industry-leading packaging awards
Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in Africa, has won key awards at the 2022 Institute of Packaging SA Gold Pack Awards, which is designed to showcase the very best of what the South African packaging industry produces. 14 Nov 2022 Read more

Introducing the Detpak paper lid
Reducing your single-use plastic footprint. 18 Oct 2022 Read more

Mpact celebrates 6 Gold Pack 2022 finalist positions
Creating noteworthy products that comply to 'design for recycling' principles and contribute positively to the environment whilst driving brand perception and meeting customer expectations, is at the core of Mpact's packaging development process. For this reason, the annual Gold Pack finalist and award announcement is a highlight on the Mpact calendar. 22 Sep 2022 Read more

Some things just don't go together
There are things in life that need to be kept separate. While the best things in life go together like apple pie and cream, there are many things like pilchards and jelly or vinegar and pap that don't. Other things that don't go together: recyclables and non-recyclables. It's important to keep them separated. 19 Sep 2022 Read more

Happy birthday, EPR!
Extended producer responsibility (EPR) legislation is the driving force behind the adoption of collecting, recycling and remanufacturing products as it places a focus on a products' secondary application. In the field of waste management, EPR is also a strategy that considers the environmental impact of a product throughout its life cycle and aims to increase the degree of product recovery to lower environmental impact. 5 May 2022 Read more

Mpact innovation shines at 2022 GAPP Awards
Mpact Corrugated made a clean sweep of its category at the auspicious GAPP Awards, taking top honours for its outstanding work on four of South Africa's renowned alcoholic beverage brands. The black-tie gala dinner attended by some 800 guests took place on March 25 at the Emperors Palace Resort in Johannesburg. 6 Apr 2022 Read more

Recycling in the bag
Global Recycling Day - 18 March 2022 - Good news for waste collectors - paper grocery and take-away food bags can be collected for recycling 15 Mar 2022 Read more

Innovative 100% recyclable wheelie bin wheel reduces rubber waste
The 100% recyclable plastic wheel for municipal wheelie bins was developed by Mpact Plastic Containers in 2019 and commercial production commenced in 2020. This means that the traditional rubber wheel was replaced with a 100% recyclable wheel. 24 Feb 2022 Read more

What is 'customised generic packaging'?
When it comes to packaging design, factors such as brand identity and recognition, together with iconic shapes and custom designs, generally top any reputable brand manager's list. But what if all these requirements can be met by a generic packaging solution? Let's explore the benefits of a 'customised generic pack'. 23 Feb 2022 Read more

R99,000 to be handed over to 40 schools that qualified for the Mpact Recycling schools competition in 2021!
Despite the challenges faced with the Covid-19 pandemic since 2020, Mpact Recycling is recognising its top performing schools for 2021. From a Recycling perspective, the schools programme was hit badly in 2020 with recycling efforts slowing down drastically as schools moved to online teaching when the pandemic hit. However, we were determined to not let recycling slip out of the minds of the youth - so Mpact Recycling continued with the schools programme, which includes Ronnie Recycler. Whilst schools were not allowing visitors such as Ronnie Recycler in 2020, it did not stop us from encouraging learners to recycle using the online Ronnie Recycler video in 2021. 1 Feb 2022 Read more

Packaging innovation is the solution to creating a circular economy
Manufacturers and retailers are looking to innovation to find sustainable solutions to replace single-use plastic. One such solution is the locally manufactured Freshpact range of paper punnets, developed by Mpact, the leading South African packaging manufacturer and recycler. This relatively new concept in fresh produce grocery packaging has given shoppers and brand owners an environmentally sustainable alternative to single-use plastic, while assisting in building a circular economy. 17 Nov 2021 Read more

Detpak's new Enveloop delivers sustainable courier bag solution
A pioneering South African innovation has produced a unique eco-friendly packaging alternative for the courier industry, called Enveloop. The paper courier bag by Detpak is biodegradable, compostable and the most cost-effective of its kind. 25 Oct 2021 Read more

South Africans called to play their part this National Recycling Day
South Africans have long become familiar with the call to recycle their waste. This has become ever more apparent as people worked from home during the Covid-19 pandemic, as the waste that was normally generated in the office parks and business operations is now being generated and piling up at home. 13 Sep 2021 Read more

Mpact invests over R500 million in growth projects after returning R257 million to shareholders
Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in southern Africa, reported the results for the six months ended 30 June 2021 today. Bruce Strong, Mpact Chief Executive Officer said: "Mpact continues to show tremendous resilience, firmly anchored in our purpose of making a difference, providing our customers with sustainable packaging and giving effect to the circular economy through our integrated business model. 5 Aug 2021 Read more

Are you responsible for plastic packaging?
Bear with us as we take the opportunity to say it as it is: You should be part of the plastic packaging solution. The 'how' may be a bit more complex and depends on who you are and where you fit into the value chain, of course. 6 Jul 2021 Read more

A few simple hacks when grocery shopping that help the planet
We all want to live a 'greener,' more sustainable life and leave as small a footprint on this planet as possible. Thankfully, in this day and age it is entirely possible to do so, which is good news because one of the threats facing South Africa is that we are running out of landfill space. This means every South African needs to be conscious of doing their bit to make a difference. 5 Jul 2021 Read more

Solid performance underpinned by strong cash generation
Mpact, the largest paper and plastics packaging business and recycler in southern Africa, reported a solid set of results for the year ended 31 December 2020. 5 Mar 2021 Read more

Choosing the right pallets for your business: should you use plastic pallets or wood pallets?
We've heard it before: plastic is bad for the environment. When in fact, it is the irresponsible use and disposal of plastic products that is bad for the environment. Plastic plays a fundamental role in our lives. Many of the products we use every day are made of plastic, including the keyboard used to type this article. 13 Jan 2021 Read more