Plastic manufacturing and recycling company, Verigreen, has been awarded a multi-million rand contract to supply 25 different products under the Shoprite Group’s Ritebrand and Housebrand labels.
Owned by husband and wife team Mike and Thina Maziya and established in 2001, Verigreen has been manufacturing a range of drawstring refuse bags since 2012 and has expanded its range to include cooking, baking, freezing and food protection products.
- Thina Maziya, Verigreen’s co-founder and head of marketing
A unique feature of their products is that the raw material is provided by a group of Supa Mamas, which is also the name of their flagship brand available in Shoprite and Checkers supermarkets nationally. The Supa Mamas annually supply Verigreen with 360 tons of clean plastic waste, which is then recycled to manufacture their refuse bag products.
The Maziyas are confident that their business will be able to meet the increased demand for their products. They are looking to extend their Supa Mama programme beyond KwaZulu-Natal, where they are based, and the growth in business from the Group will certainly create additional job opportunities.
- Thina Maziya