Neopak (Pty) Ltd acquired a Recycling Division, which was formerly known as Nampak Recycling – a business that has been a major driver of the South African recycling industry for over 40 years. Ethos Private Equity Group recognised the opportunity to grow the business further through a combination of new leadership and a new strategic direction.
We are one of the largest retrievers of recyclable waste and one of the largest suppliers of recyclable materials in South Africa. Neopak currently processes in excess of 180 000 tons of recyclable waste per annum.
We have branches in Johannesburg and Pinetown, with agents across South Africa where we sort and prepare various grades of paper, plastic, glass and metal packaging.
All the recyclable products we generate, are supplied to manufacturers that in turn use these materials to make new products. Our primary function is to procure recovered fibre for the Neopak 100% waste-based paper mill, located at Rosslyn, Pretoria. However, we also procure other recyclable material which we supply to tissue mills, other paper mills, the plastic and metals industries, as well as glass to glass manufacturing companies. Neopak Rosslyn Mill is one of the largest consumers of recovered fibre in South Africa and, in turn, produces kraft paper which is converted into corrugated cartons at various Neopak converting plants throughout South Africa.
Neopak is therefore one of the largest buyers of recovered fibre in South Africa, with material secured from various sources. We also partner with a number of companies and NGO’s to offer turnkey recycling solutions for most major industries. With tailormade services to suit our clients’ unique needs, we are always focused on minimising the amount of waste sent to landfill.
The Neopak mills are large users of recovered fibre, and in turn produce Kraft paper for corrugated cartons. As such, Neopak Recycling is one of the largest buyers of recovered fibre in South Africa, with material secured via a large variety of sources that include SMMEs, BEE ventures, national contracts, Buy-Back centres, offices, printers, and industrial concerns.