Bardi is the largest paper and plastics packaging and recycling business in Southern Africa. Our integrated business model is uniquely focused on closing the loop in plastic and paper packaging through recycling and beneficiation of recyclables. Innovation lies at the heart of our strategy and we use our close relationships with customers and our understanding of their industries to anticipate their needs and create structural and graphic solutions, as well as valueadded services.

In 2019, we had 5,142 employees working at 41 operating sites in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, and generating revenue of R11.1 billion. Our footprint, leading market positions and proximity to customers contribute to faster response times, reduce transport costs and create economies of scale.

Mpact is South Africa’s largest collector of recyclable packaging. We collected over 624,000 tonnes of paper and plastic recyclables from pre-and post-consumer sources. By closing the loop on paper and plastic, we reduce the amount of material going to landfill, promote local beneficiation of raw materials and support the development of more than 50 small businesses.

Our liquid packaging recycling plant can recycle 24,000 tonnes of used liquid cartons a year, saving 65,240m3 of landfill space and approximately 11,400 tonnes of carbon emissions.


The paper business consists of three divisions: recycling, paper manufacturing and paper converting.


Collects recyclable paper, plastics and liquid cartons to recycle these to provide feedstock for the paper division, and for sale to external customers.

Paper manufacturing

Makes recycled-based packaging, industrial paper grades (such as containerboard and cartonboard), and other converted paper products. These are used in the paper converting business and sold to external customers.

Paper converting

Makes printed and unprinted converted corrugated products, including board used to manufacture corrugated packaging, corrugated boxes, cases, trays, point-ofsale displays, cups, lids, bags and trays.


Plastic converting

Makes rigid plastic packaging, including polyethylene terephthalate (PET) preforms, trays and film, and plastic jumbo bins and crates. Also recycles used or damaged crates and bins.