Media releases

19 September 2016
Turning trash into a tradeable commodity

MPACT From resealable Ziploc plastic bags and airtight plastic storage containers to individual single-portion plastic sachets for your favourite foods, the plastics industry offers many ways for consumers to reduce the amount of food wasted in their homes. However, all this plastic used to preserve food for longer, eventually has to end up somewhere.


11 August 2016
Mpact Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

MPACT Johannesburg, 11 August 2016. Mpact, one of the leading paper and plastics packaging businesses in southern Africa, today reported interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.


10 May 2016
Government Ministers support Mpact’s recycled PET plant

MPACT Opening of a new recycled PET plant by Mpact brings SA a step closer to closing the loop in bottle-grade recycling


10 May 2016
Mpact Polymers brings SA a step closer to closing the loop in bottle-grade recycling

MPACT Earlier today, Minister of Environmental Affairs Ms. Edna Molewa officially unveiled Mpact Polymers in Wadeville, Germiston. The new bottle-to-bottle facility will produce recycled polyethylene terephthalate (rPET), which is the recycled raw material used for the manufacturing of new PET bottles from previously used PET bottles. rPET is a substitute for virgin PET, which is derived from crude oil.


27 January 2016
Mpact’s rPet Polymers plant produces safe food-grade packaging materials

MPACT Mpact’s R350-million state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling operation in Wadeville, Germiston, which produces recycled PET (rPET) plastic for food grade packaging, announced today that its recycling process complies with European Union (EU) Food Safety Authority specifications.


26 January 2016
Mpact’s Felixton Mill unveiled

MPACT KZN MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, officially opens Phase 1 of Mpact’s Felixton Mill upgrade Today KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) MEC for Economic Development, Tourism & Environmental Affairs, Mr. Michael Mabuyakhulu unveiled Phase 1 of Mpact’s Felixton Mill R765 million expansion.