Lucas Malope Mafa (46) runs a business which focuses on recovering recyclable products. His day starts at 8h00 and finishes at 17h00, operating every day of the week. On average his staff of four, deals with about 60 suppliers a day and processes over 48 tonnes of material in a month. 

My name is Mlungisi Mavimbela and I am 34 years old and I make a living collecting recyclables in and around the streets of Tembisa, which is where I live with my grandmother.

Collectors like Mlungisi Mavimbela are creating a sustainable future through living a life that is pro-recycling and creating a livelihood from what others have chosen to throw away.

Leading recycling company, Mpact Recycling encourages everyone to embody this year’s World Environmental Health Day, tasking individuals with the continuation of maintaining their recycling efforts all year long, even after the conclusion of Recycling Month (September 2018).

With increasing pressure on South Africans to reuse, recycle and reduce waste to landfill, Mpact Recycling managing director John Hunt debunks some of the myths surrounding recycling and urges citizens to take responsibility for managing their waste.

To celebrate National Recycling Day (15-09-18), Mpact Recycling and Mrs. South Africa finalists spent the day educating learners from Soweto’s Boepakitso Primary School on the importance of recycling.

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) and Mpact Recycling hosted a group of journalists at the Mpact Paper Springs mill, taking them on a tour of the mill. This gave them an opportunity to see the ins and outs of the paper recycling process.

Owner of Okuhle Waste Management, Maxwell Ndlovu, is a savvy entrepreneur who has grown his recycling business from a tiny operation in a side-street in Johannesburg to the establishment of two well-equipped buy-back centres in Jeppe Street and Denver, which collect about 300 tonnes of recyclable material each month.

Johannesburg, 31 May 2018:  While Mpact Recycling and Tetra Pak SA have been campaigning for a year to get South African consumers and companies involved in recycling liquid packaging cartons, many people remain unaware that their juice and milk cartons are now recyclable.

Leading paper and plastic recycler, Mpact Recycling, is one of 16 main sponsors of this year’s Mrs South Africa empowerment programme. This is the fourth consecutive year Mpact has partnered with Mrs SA, but the first year it has done so as a main sponsor.