EnviroMall recognises the pressures on the natural environment that modern human life places on the planet. We’re not content with watching as our civilisation changes the face of the planet forever – we know that if we don’t change the way we live, and how we consume, we endanger our future.
Accumulation of plastics in the environment is a looming catastrophe – plastic is very cheap to manufacture, and never biodegrades. That is, plastic photo-degrades into smaller pieces and then enters the marine food chain. Most worryingly, there is a flotilla of plastics in the Pacific Ocean that is larger than half the landmass of South Africa.
Every year South Africans produce 15 million tonnes of urban waste – a shockingly high number. That waste goes on to scar our country in landfills, in lakes and across landscapes. Although it’s not easy to change that, it’s possible, it’s right, and it’s affordable. EnviroMall’s mission is to help South Africans care for South Africa, and we’re making it simple and cost-effective for businesses to switch to sustainable sources.
Our eco packaging reduces environmental impacts in three ways:
- Made from renewable or recycled resources
- Has a lower carbon footprint
- Can be composted or recycled
Our products are affordable and cost-comparable with traditional options, and we pride ourselves on customer service and delivering on our promises. It’s easy to go green with EnviroMall.
EnviroMall benefits from years of experience within the hospitality and catering industries in various capacities – we understand the challenges faced by the industry and the pressures our customers are under.
We help you go green and meet operational and business objectives. We are a financially strong, 100% unleveraged firm owned by the Microtek Group – a 31-year-old organisation.
EnviroMall has over 2500 ft³ of storage space in Johannesburg. We provide a wide range of products for all applications and industries – including fast food, event catering, airlines, hotels, picnic spots, and we are also able to create bespoke solutions to meet your needs.
Enviromall is a founding member of the Compostable Plastics Council (COPCO).
COPCO was formed in March 2020 with the purpose of promoting the recognition of compostable plastics as a viable alternative to traditional plastics and to grow the market for compostable plastics in South Africa.
The COPCO logo on our products is an endorsement that our products meet international standards and can be identified as compostable by composters, municipalities, restaurants, consumers, and others engaged in the diversion of organic waste.
Enviromall together with COPCO is working towards establishing an Extended Producer Responsibility scheme for post-consumer waste management of compostable plastics. The Council represents the compostable plastics industry in the Biodegradable and Compostable Packaging working groups as part of the Alliance to End Plastic Pollution in the Environment and a supporting member of the Plastic Pact.