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. Some of the recognitions received for these designs during 2018 are shown on page 5.
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.
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.
The paper business consists of three divisions: recycling, paper manufacturing and paper converting.
Mpact Recycling has 16 recycling operations around the country, which include Remade's nine operations. Recovered recyclable materials such as paper and used PET bottles are sourced through a multitude of pre- and post-consumer programmes run by Mpact Recycling of which Remade is a subsidiary. The materials are then sorted and baled before being sent onto Mpact's paper mills and to Mpact Polymers to be used as raw materials.
Mpact has three paper mills located in Springs (Gauteng), Felixton (KwaZulu-Natal) and Piet Retief (Mpumalanga) that manufacture recycled-based packaging and industrial paper grades such as containerboard and cartonboard.
The Paper converting business manufactures premium quality corrugated packaging products, provides high-graphic printing capabilities and other converted paper products primarily for the QSR sector. It comprises 14 converting plants, nine in South Africa, one in Mozambique, two in Namibia and one in Botswana.
Mpact is a leading producer of rigid plastic packaging in southern Africa. The plastics business manufactures a range of plastic packaging products for the food, beverage, personal care, homecare, pharmaceutical, agricultural and retail markets, primarily in South Africa. Products include PET preforms, bottles and jars; plastic jumbo bins, wheelie bins and plastic crates; plastic FMCG containers other than PET, such as bottles, jars and closures, with in-mould labelling; and PET trays, fast food containers and clear plastic film.