Nampak said yesterday that it was in a stronger position to navigate through challenging economic conditions in key markets.
The company announced that over the past two years, it had been engaged in a restructuring and reorganisation process that resulted in the sale of low margin businesses, a capital expansion programme, investments in energy efficiency, improved focus on operational excellence, cost reductions and improvements in procurement processes.
The company said a R2 billion note programme was established on March 1 that would enable Nampak to issue unlisted notes to raise financing.
Volume growth in beverage cans, gains from improved performance at glass and improved efficiencies from business improvement initiatives at DivFood would contribute positively to earnings.
Glass has turned around and is expected to deliver profits in line with the previously communicated guidance.
By Sandile Mchunu
The US State of New York is introducing two new bills to combat over-packaging, poor recycling rates and litter issues, including an Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) program requiring companies such as McDonald’s and Amazon to pay for the cost of packaging disposal and recycling.
The new organization’s mission is to redesign the critical steps of the plastics sorting and recycling system for post-consumer lightweight packaging (LWP) to speed up circularity, born from a need to meet the rising market demand for high-quality recyclates for use in high-end plastic applications.
Starbucks and Hubbub have launched a £1 million (US$1.22 million) “Bring It Back Fund” to increase the uptake of reusable packaging in the F&B industry. The funding will go toward innovative ideas that make it easier for customers to use alternatives to single-use packaging by supporting pilot projects that help shift consumption habits.