Mpact The wooden “tomato box” that has for decades been a firm packaging favourite of greengrocers, farmers and supermarkets, has been almost entirely replaced by the cardboard box to carry everything from avocados to zucchini from the fields to the shelf.
Mpact Exchange rate volatility, rising energy, transport and labour costs, unseasonal weather and diseases are just some of the risks beyond the control of South Africa’s fruit exporters, putting a premium on getting packaging right.
Mpact “If you’re new to recycling initiatives, then paper is the best place to start,” says John Hunt, managing director of Mpact Recycling.
Mpact South African businesses are being urged to step up their paper recycling efforts as part of Recycling Day on Friday, 14th September.
Mpact The volume of paper recovered for recycling in South Africa has increased by almost a third over the past decade and could be 63% by 2017, according to statistics from the Paper Recycling Association of South Africa.
Mpact Mpact Recycling is partnering with South African municipalities to increase recycling, creating jobs and reducing the strain on landfill sites.
Mpact Van Loveren’s new wine range, “Tangled Tree”, has recently been launched in a 750ml plastic wine bottle that is eco-friendly, fully recyclable and unbreakable.
Mpact The recycling industry plays a vital role in sustainable development in South Africa, particularly with respect to the environment and job creation.
Mpact The food industry can look forward to a healthier, more efficient way in which raw meat and poultry is packaged.
Mpact The paper and packaging industry plays a vital role in stimulating growth in the local manufacturing sector, thereby contributing significantly to the South African economy as a whole. The industry is a key driver of employment, sustainability and food security.
Mpact In 2010 the Wine and Spirit Board of South Africa approved the use of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) for the ‘South African Wine of Origin’ certificate.
Mpact Mpact is pleased to announce the appointment of Brett Clark as Chief Financial Officer Designate and Executive Director for the recently listed paper and plastics packaging group, effective 1 June 2012.
Mpact Mpact is pleased to announce the appointment of Vuyo Menye as Chief Information Officer for the recently listed paper and packaging group, effective 1 March 2012.