Polymers

Mpact Polymers is a state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling operation. The plant will process approximately 29 000 tons of PET plastic bottles a year, generating 21 000 tons of recycled raw material. PET bottles are sourced from Mpact Recycling branches around the country from what was previously considered waste material that would have been sent to landfill sites. This raw material, commonly referred to as rPET (recycled polyethylene terephthalate) is of superior quality, for use in the production of various food grade packaging products.

Mpact Polymers offers four grades:

Mpact Polymers is both innovative and environmentally friendly. Mpact’s carefully planned entry into PET plastic recycling is an opportunity for the company to contribute to job creation, enhance its environmental stewardship efforts by helping reduce waste going to landfill sites and, CO2 emissions. Mpact has a substantial recycling footprint, including seven Mpact Recycling branches. The existing collection infrastructure will enable Mpact to leverage its existing collection capability in paper to collect PET.


Polymers launch press release

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. Full release


Video: Mpact Journey of the Bottle