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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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The importance of trials (reason process and time frames)
Mpact Plastics regard trials as an important aspect in the development of products as it helps identify and mitigate potential risks associated with packaging. These products are further tested by the customer to determine whether the packaging is suitable for their requirements. They will confirm the product is suitable for their storage and handling conditions, filling line specifications, shelf life et cetera. 11 Jun 2024 Read more

Consumers can play a role in sustainable environmental practices
Landfill sites reaching capacity and littering tarnishing South Africa's landscape are undeniable challenges. However, by collaborating intelligently — bringing together packaging manufacturers, brand owners, and consumers — we can enact substantial change. 14 May 2024 Read more

The value of plastic waste
The value of plastic waste is multifaceted and depends on various factors, including the type of plastic, its quality, and the recycling infrastructure in place. 24 Apr 2024 Read more

The relationship between packaging and food waste
The Consumer Goods Council of South Africa’s (CGCSA) estimates that about 10 million tonnes of food are wasted in South Africa each year, therefore the Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement was established to curb food waste. 26 Mar 2024 Read more

Innovative PET packaging clinches top accolade at IPSA Gold Pack Awards
Mpact’s latest polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottle design, the Integrated Moulded Handle (IMH™) clinched a Gold Medal in the IPSA Gold Pack Awards this week, as well as the top accolade as a joint winner of the coveted Gold Pack Trophy. 27 Nov 2023 Read more

Smart sustainable packaging solutions demonstrated
Ten of Mpact’s sustainable packaging designs claimed 14 accolades at the 2023 IPSA Gold Pack Awards in various categories. 24 Nov 2023 Read more

Designed with purpose
Mpact is resolute about ensuring that packaging meets the design requirements that enable optimal recycling which is in line with macro packaging trends. 26 Oct 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

Designed for a purpose
In today's increasingly conscious world, the concept of sustainability has transcended mere buzzwords to become a central pillar of responsible business practices. Sustainable packaging, an integral component of this paradigm shift, addresses the environmental impact of packaging materials and processes, aiming to strike a harmonious balance between economic interests and environmental considerations. 1 Sep 2023 Read more

A fit purpose packaging solution
It is a fact that landfill sites are reaching capacity across South Africa and litter has literally become a blot on the landscape. However, the packaging industry has been tirelessly working at solutions to create an effective circular economy. 23 Aug 2023 Read more

Considering our customer, their products, and the environment
We view packaging intelligently and encourage our customers to do the same. 26 Jun 2023 Read more

The things we take for granted
Vinyl cling film, like many other packaging, forms part of our daily lives, but as we routinely wrap our left-over food or unwrap our cucumbers, broccoli and courgettes to prepare a meal, we often take its existence for granted. 22 Jun 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

We've extended the Octagon range
Now available in 1lt and 2lt. 11 May 2023 Read more

What is the next smarter, sustainable packaging item that we can offer you?
Containing over 150 generic products we would like to encourage you to explore our generic product catalogue by visiting our website. 12 Apr 2023 Read more

Plastics Design Centre - Providing Mpact customers with innovative, sustainable packaging design
The state-of-the-art Mpact Plastics Design Centre based at our Atlantis FMCG site in the Western Cape is geared to offer Mpact's customers innovative plastic packaging solutions from start to finish in as little as two weeks, expertly designing packaging that optimises environmental benefits, performance and product-material ratio whilst being fully compliant with sustainable design principles. 5 Apr 2023 Read more


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