Mrs SA & Mpact Recycling


Mrs SA & Mpact Recycling 2017 campaign

Mpact Recycling is a leading paper and plastic recycler in South Africa, which counts amongst its goals educating consumers on the benefits of Recycling. The Company today announced that it has renewed its partnership with the glamourous Mrs South Africa pageant for the third consecutive year.

Mpact Recycling managing director, John Hunt says, “Our partnership with Mrs South Africa delivered great value in 2016 as the 25 finalists contributed to educating school children on the benefits of recycling and helped us to identify and include new communities and schools in our schools’ recycling project. This year, our campaign will include a socio-economic development element where the Top 25 contestants will meet community leaders to identify needs in their areas, which Mpact will meet provided that the area’s recycling targets are met. The campaign objectives fit neatly with Mpact’s own drive to create awareness in schools and communities about recycling.”

As an organisation, Mrs South Africa has changed the perception of what married women can and should be doing for their communities. Beauty with a purpose and making a difference is a key part of the pageant.

Joanie Johnson, managing director of Mrs South Africa adds, “As part of the competition, our finalists are encouraged to help with community upliftment and development initiatives throughout South Africa. Raising funds and charity work is an important part of the contestants’ journey.

“Through the partnership with Mpact Recycling our finalists are encouraged to focus on helping their communities establish themselves in recycling, stimulating job creation around recycling, and educating their communities, schools and the youth on the importance of looking after the environment, whilst also enabling schools and communities to raise much needed funds.”

Mpact Recycling has more than 2000 schools and communities recycling on a regular basis as part of its Ronnie Recycler programme.

In 2017 it reached 169,000 eager young learners participating in its Ronnie Recycler campaign linking into the schools recycling competition. This, who made successful inroads in assisting Mpact Recycling reduce waste going into landfills through a growing culture of reducing, reusing and recycling.

To see if your school or community is involved with the Mpact Recycling schools recycling programme, click here

Below is a list of the Mrs. SA finalists and the areas they are supporting:

Name Surname Area and Province
Amoré Meyer Pretoria
Anrike van der Walt Pretoria
Bayanda Gumede Johannesburg
Bella Edwards Hartbeespoort
Candice Robbertze Johannesburg
Michelle Bekker Western Cape
Cathleen Prinsloo Pretoria
Chantel Blignaut Benoni
Esme Booyens Burn Parys
Felicia Tshite Midrand
Géla le Roux George
Jurandi Du Plessis Klerksdorp
Kholofelo Tsoloane Johannesburg
Lerato Moyo Johannesburg
Mankoana Nhlebela Johannesburg
Matsi Menu Johannesburg
Megan Nel Brits
Merlin Norman Cape Town
Mpho Ntontela Quellerina
Nicole Capper Johannesburg
Portia Radebe Johannesburg
Prenita Reddi Johannesburg
Reevana Govender Johannesburg
Refilwe Mogale Polokwane
Rhona Erasmus Highveld

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