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Mpact spells out what happens with recycled materials

Mpact Recycling calls on all residents to participate in paper recycling, by collecting all the unwanted paper they have at home. “Your recycling efforts create a more sustainable impact on the environment and the economy when they come full circle. Look on packages and labels for the universal recycling symbol of 3 arrows chasing one another in a triangle. This indicates that a product’s packaging is both recyclable and is made of recycling material,” says John Hunt, Managing Director of Mpact Recycling.

Hunt explains the full recycling process.

  1. The consumer leaves their waste out for kerbside collection.
  2. In the case of areas covered by Mpact Recycling’s kerbside collection, the truck then takes it to the Mpact Recycling branches in Tulisa Park or Pretoria where it gets weighed, sorted and baled. In all other cases it gets taken to a collection centre, where it will also be weighed and sorted.
  3. The bales of collected paper are then transported to one of the mills Mpact Recycling supplies, where it is processed and made into big reels of paper and newsprint;
  4. The paper reels are then sold onto Mpact’s Corrugated division or other customers, to be made into corrugated boxes and other packaging products. The newsprint reels are sold to newspaper printing presses.
  5. Finally, the consumer gets to enjoy products packed in recycled packaging, knowing that they’ve contributed to saving the environment.