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Mpact is a proud member of the South African Vinyl Association, the representative body for the local vinyl industry that plays an active role in the sustainability of the industry.
Mpact Versapak, a subsidiary of Mpact Operations, with BRC certified plants, acknowledges the convenience and uses of PET plastics and the need for a solution to post-consumer waste, in order to minimise its impact on the environment.
Recycling and re-using packaging materials have been placed at the forefront of the consumer mind. Both brand owners and retailers are in a good position to assist with the cradle-to-grave process.
In the previous edition, Mpact Versapak explored packaging additives which assist with beverage preservation.
Here at Mpact we continually focus on remaining relevant to customer and market requirements.
As consumers of PET* plastic bottled beverages such as water, carbonated soft drinks, fruit juices and an increasing amount of wines and other alcoholic beverages, little thought goes into how these beverages are packaged in different ways to ensure the preservation of the content.
In the highly competitive convenience market, quality and value for money are two of the top considerations.
Both consumers and brands should educate themselves in what plastic grades are available, their basic properties, as well as the safety requirements.