Media releases

11 December 2014
Mpact staff support shady effort at Kalkfontein Primary School

MPACT A team of volunteers from Mpact’s Corrugated factory in Kuils River gathered at the Kalkfontein Primary School sports fields on Wednesday 10 December to upgrade the grounds for the local school children and surrounding community.


11 December 2014
Culture of safety critical to good business practice, says Mpact

MPACT At Mpact, a leading plastics and paper packaging producer in southern Africa, one of the fundamental tenets of doing business is being a responsible corporate citizen, which manifests in the creation of long-term value for all stakeholders.


11 December 2014
Science as a foundation for sustainable packaging

MPACT The food manufacturing, retail and agriculture sectors will increasingly look to science to help develop next-generation packaging that combines environmental sustainability, design innovation, simplicity and cost effectiveness.


19 September 2014
Communities are making big deposits into Ronnie Banks!

Schools, churches boost funds by collecting many tons of waste paper Waste paper gets turned into valuable funds when communities band together to support local associations by making deposits at their nearest “Ronnie Bank” waste paper drop-off point.


12 September 2014
Recycling by the numbers

MPACT 1.17-million tons of paper recovered for recycling in 2013.* Mpact Recycling collected 457 000 tons of paper for recycling in 2013. 62% of paper that can be recycled was actually collected.*


12 September 2014
Ronnie Recycler shows kids how to be green

MPACT Ronnie Recycler is the cartoon-like character that visits schools to help learners understand the benefits of recycling and to encourage them to collect waste paper and cardboard.


12 September 2014
Meet people who make money from waste paper

MPACT Collecting waste paper and cardboard is much more than a good habit and a way of keeping our environment clean. It is also the way that many enterprising people earn money. The recycling industry in South Africa already provides jobs for 100 000 people.


11 September 2014
How recycling quietly became a big business

MPACT Transformation into essential activity sustains thousands of jobs. Recycling has been transformed in the consumer’s eyes from a worthy environmentally-focused activity into a fully-fledged business sector that provides jobs for thousands and contributes significantly to the economy every year.


05 September 2014
Turning a good reputation into benefits for everyone

MPACT How recycling boosts growth in jobs and factories Recycling has been transformed from a worthy environmentally-focused activity into a fully-fledged business sector that provides jobs for thousands and generates billions for the economy every year.


04 September 2014
How to make something from nothing

MPACT Now’s the time to get into recycling, says Mpact Recycling is just about the only way we know to turn something seemingly worth nothing into something of substantial value in terms of jobs, economic growth and, of course, the environment.


29 July 2014
Packaging leader maintains strong presence in Western Cape

MPACT As one of the leading paper and plastics packaging businesses in southern Africa, Mpact sees the Western Cape as an important region where it maintains a substantial manufacturing presence.


25 July 2014
Mpact helps makes a difference in Springs

MPACT Mpact, the JSE-listed paper and plastics packaging company, has helped make a real difference to the lives of the communities it touches by raising funds for a mobile kitchen in Springs, Ekurhuleni.


04 June 2014
Mpact investment in PE plant benefits local agriculture and industry

MPACT Mpact’s Port Elizabeth plant has benefited from considerable investment in new case-making equipment recently which will ensure that the company meets growing demand for corrugated packaging in the agricultural and industrial sectors.


23 April 2014
Entries now open for school telephone directory recycling competition

MPACT Mpact Recycling, in partnership with Trudon (the publishers of the Yellow Pages), have opened entries to the annual telephone directory and paper drive school competition.


14 April 2014
Mpact to help cut logistics costs in poultry industry

Mpact More than a billion live chickens are transported across South Africa every year as they move along the production chain from broiler house to supermarket. In the process, hard-pressed producers face significant logistics costs on top of the challenging price of core inputs such as maize feed.


01 April 2014
Mpact’s R10m investment offers dairy industry new cost-effective packaging

MPACT A R10-million investment by Mpact in its fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) plastics plant in Pinetown in KwaZulu-Natal will enable the Group to produce a new type of packaging, especially for the dairy industry. Mpact is a JSE-listed plastic and paper packaging manufacturer.


27 March 2014
Entrepreneurial spirit and a little help produce successful recycling business

MPACT All success stories begin with a little bit of help. But access to financial help, equipment, business training and industry knowledge are often major stumbling blocks for small business initiatives.


19 March 2014
Mpact Recycling’s ‘Ronnie Bag’ goes green

MPACT Mpact Recycling’s kerbside house-to-house collection programme will be replacing the highly recognisable orange Ronnie Bag with the new green Mpact Recycling bag.