Reduce, reuse and recycle

Plastic Packaging has been in business for the past 38 years.

02 August 2019 | People

Michelline Nawatises

Plastic Packaging recently started manufacturing bubble wrap, a first for Namibia. And their bubble wrap can be recycled.

Plastic Packaging is a complete packaging solutions company, providing value-added solutions for clients’ packaging requirements. Not only do they manufacture plastic packaging materials, but also provide alternatives to plastics, such as their Green-Pack eco-friendly range.

Their goals entail exceeding customer expectations and requirements, by providing an excellent product and service where the client needs it.

Plastic Packaging invests in manufacturing technology in traditional and green products and has a ‘planet first’ attitude where new technology should primarily consider the environment. Plastic Packaging takes full responsibility for the products they manufacture, as well as for other companies, who import plastic from outside Namibian’s borders. Plastic Packaging has a vision for Namibia to move towards a circular economy, which means that plastic products must be recycled and turned into second-life products, used and recycled again. This is evident in their plastic recycling plant in Okahandja, where they recycled approximately 1 600 tons of plastic waste last year, and converted it into second-life cycle products, such as their STAR refuse bags. And they want to do even more this year.

Plastic Packaging operates in South Africa, Namibia and Angola and employs approximately 500 people in Namibia.

They are a 100% Namibian-owned and 100% Namibian-employment that puts a great deal of emphasis on integrity and family values.

Plastic Packaging has branches in Lüderitz, Keetmanshoop, Walvis Bay, Otjiwarongo, Tsumeb, Ongwediva and Rundu, with their head office being in Windhoek. Included in the Plastic Packaging group of companies in Namibia are Namibia Polymer Recyclers (NPR) and Namibia Plastic Converters (NPC), both situated in Okahandja. NPR is the plastic recycling plant and NPC manufactures a wide variety of PVC, high-density polyethylene (HDPE) and agricultural pipes. For the manufacturing of some agricultural pipes, recycled plastic waste materials are used.

The route-to-market channel used for promoting its mandate is based on a comprehensive market approach, where they cover grassroots to high-end industrial consumers, while not excluding any tier of the market.

Plastic Packaging has extensively built experience in the Namibian market and relationships of over 38 years with all clients in all corners of Namibia. The company’s ability to deliver a packaging solution to clients, basically all over Namibia, within 24 hours from order, makes them stand out from the rest. Products are kept at the branches, in line with the client’s requirements in that geographical area.

The secret behind the company’s success for the past 38 years is team unity and creating a harmonious working environment, where employees take ownership of their responsibilities.

Currently, together with the Recycle Namibia Forum and the environment ministry, Plastic Packaging and other sponsors are busy with the planning of the manufacturing of all refuse bags to be provided for the presidential national clean-up campaign on the 21 September. They will be manufactured from recycled plastic waste. More detail on this campaign and the sponsors will be available shortly via various media channels.

Plastic Packaging won the following awards at the 2018 Namibia Manufacturing Association Awards:

Overall winner award for corporate manufacturer of the year;

Gold award for Namibia Polymer Recyclers - medium manufacturer of the year; and

Gold award for Plastic Packaging for the most environmentally friendly manufacturer.

The company also received a gold award at the recent Namibia Tourism Expo, which focused on sustainability and recycling.

Similar News


Clean Kicks for all your shoe needs

3 days ago - 21 January 2020 | People

Michelline Nawatises Clean Kicks Namibia is a business which specialises in the cleaning and repair of all shoe types.The idea was sparked by a...

Destined to inspire

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | People

Ester KamatiSem Mandela Uutoni’s desire for community development manifests itself in his work and is what drove him to pursue a bachelor’s degree in regional...

Make education your New Year’s resolution in 2020

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | People

Albin JacobsWith the holiday season drawing to a close it is time to focus on the new year, 2020. Almost everyone makes some kind of...

Fearless manager - Game of Phones

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | People

Michelline NawatisesLeandro van Wyk, call centre manager at MultiChoice Namibia, started his career in the banking industry in 2001 as a back-office ledgers clerk, after...

Connecting clients to the correct networks

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | People

Ester Kamati With internet connection, there is no stopping Macveren Kapukare, a telecommunication engineering graduate who is passionate about making a difference in the world...

Leading by example

1 week ago - 17 January 2020 | People

Mariselle Stofberg A strong leader is able to inspire their colleagues to be the best version of themselves and encourage them to reach their full...

A passion for nutrition

1 week ago - 14 January 2020 | People

ESTER KAMATI After completing high school at Delta Secondary School in Windhoek, Franciscus went on to study architecture at UCT. One year after graduating with...

Moving to what moves her

2 weeks ago - 10 January 2020 | People

Justicia Shipena Passionate about responsible investing, Sara Mezui Engo says she is blessed with an opportunity to steer capital to priority sectors that may unlock...

2020 not for the average mind

2 weeks ago - 10 January 2020 | People

Chaze NalisaDo you remember when you had trouble reading in literature class, how the teacher would make you stand to read a passage, or God...

The marketing world is her oyster

2 weeks ago - 10 January 2020 | People

Michelline NawatisesAnoesga du Toit has been employed at Namibia Media Holdings since 2013, and was a sales representative for classifieds before she became a client...

Latest News

Fishrot bail strategy revealed

4 hours ago | Justice

The six men accused of accepting bribes worth N$150 million in the so-called Fishrot scandal have so far avoided applying for bail to protect details...

N$60m in SA worker funds...

4 hours ago | Banking

A whopping N$60 million belonging to the South African Municipal Workers Union National Provident Fund was among the so-called investments that have gone missing as...

The struggle kids conundrum

4 hours ago | Opinion

The issue of struggle kids being prioritised for cleaner and labourer jobs has again reared its ugly head in the form of ongoing protests at...

Jooste handed battle-axe

4 hours ago | Government

The public enterprises minister has officially been handed the power to direct special investigations into the activities of state-owned enterprises if it is suspected that...

Harambee transparency target missed

4 hours ago | Crime

The latest corruption perception rankings by an international graft watchdog show that Namibia has missed the Harambee Prosperity Plan (HPP) target of being the most...

Fishrot Six challenge search warrants

4 hours ago | Justice

The so-called Fishrot Six have filed an urgent High Court application in a frantic attempt to overturn two sets of search warrants on their immovable...

Investing in the people

4 hours ago | Health

Mariselle Stofberg“A new decade signals a time for reflection and focus on new opportunities that lie untapped before us. A decade passed teaches of victories,...

Blazing hot videos

4 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

MICHAEL KAYUNDE With three music videos under her belt just 24 days into...

Has music lost its soul?

4 hours ago | Art and Entertainment

It seems many artists have moved away from making music with a message to just endorsing a fake lavish lifestyle. Today, music needs videos for...

Load More