Like a thunderbolt from the blue, hope appeared for locallyfocused businesses, as paper and ackaging company Mpact proved a few days ago after releasing its interim results.

TygerBurger reported on 13 August ("Recycling urged due to landfill scarcity") that recycled paper can be sold at a Mondi in Parow. This business was in fact renamed Mpact Limited in 2011. Our apologies for publishing outdated information.

A paper and plastic packaging manufacturer plans to divert 29 000 tonnes of plastic bottles a year from landfill by building a R350 million state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling plant.

The JSE All Share Index started the week positively

Mpact Limited, the JSE-listed manufacturer of paper and plastic packaging and a major paper recycler, today announced a major move into plastics recycling when it unveiled plans for a R350-million state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant.

COLLECTING waste paper and cardboard is not just about keeping our planet clean. It's also the way many enterprising people earn money.