Mpact is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa. Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables. Our strategy is to use our close relationships with our customers, deep understanding of their industries and commitment to innovation to create structural and graphic solutions, and value-added services that anticipate those customers' needs. Mpact's footprint of 39 operating sites in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, leading market positions and proximity to customers contribute to faster response times, reduce transport costs and create economies of scale.
We are South Africa's largest collector of recyclable packaging and in 2020, we collected over 500,000 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre- and post-consumer sources. In 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.
Our Paper manufacturing division produces recycled-based packaging, industrial paper grades (such as containerboard and cartonboard), and a range of converted paper products. These are used in the paper converting business and sold to external customers.
Our Paper converting division produces printed and unprinted converted corrugated products, including board, used to manufacture corrugated packaging, corrugated boxes, cases, trays, point-of-sale displays, cups, lids, bags and trays.
Plastics division produces recyclable rigid plastic packaging, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms, trays and film, and plastic jumbo bins and crates, across a vast range of industries.