Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa with customers that include packaging converters, fruit producers, FMCG companies and other consumer and industrial packaging companies.
Mpact’s integrated business model is uniquely focussed on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables.
Our 40 operating sites employed 5,062 employees in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique during 2018, generating revenue of R10.6 billion. Our national footprint, leading market positions and proximity to customers contribute to faster response times, reduced transport costs and economies of scale.
Innovation lies at the heart of our strategy to anticipate the needs of our customers and create structural and graphic solutions, as well as value-added services.
Mpact is South Africa’s largest collector of recyclable packaging (paper, plastic, glass, etc.) and in 2018 we collected over 630,111 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre-and post-consumer sources. By closing the loop on paper and plastic, we reduce the amount of material going to landfill, promote local beneficiation of raw materials and support the development of more than 50 small businesses.
Our liquid packaging recycling plant can recycle 24,000 tonnes of used liquid cartons a year, saving 65,240m3 of landfill space and approximately 11,400 tonnes of carbon emissions.
Mpact’s PET recycling plant is designed to process 29,000 tonnes of used PET bottles per annum saving around 180,000m3 of landfill space and supporting the global drive to reduce plastic waste. It is the first plant in Africa to meet The Coca-Cola Company’s full certification for PET bottles to package its company’s soft drinks, while the recycling process complies with European Union (EU) Food Safety Authority specifications.