Whether it’s because they want to do their bit to help save the planet or they see it as an opportunity to make an income, South Africans are recycling more than ever before.

Leading paper and plastic recycler, Mpact Recycling has announced that it will partner with the Mrs South Africa empowerment programme for the fourth consecutive year, this time as one of the main sponsors of the event. The decision is aimed at enlisting the help of contestants to raise awaresess around the importance of recycling in local communities.

Mpact Recycling donated R76,320.00 to Hospice and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Alberton on the weekend in recognition of the incredible work they do.

Nine cities around the world will celebrate the world’s first Global Recycling Day on this Sunday, 18 March 2018. Johannesburg will join London, Paris, Brussels, Sao Paolo, Washington DC, Sydney, Delhi and Dubai in raising awareness about the importance of recycling and urging people to think of recycling as a resource rather than waste.

Building on the success of its Schools Recycling Competition around the country, Mpact Recycling honoured schools that have exhibited the greatest commitment to the initiative and increased their paper recycling figures significantly every year.