Results and Recognition

The dedication and skill we've invested to perfect groundbreaking technologies are clearly changing the way the world thinks about post-consumer recycled plastics. They’re also garnering awards and honors from many prestigious groups around the world.

MBA has been recognized with numerous international awards. The company’s founder, Dr. Michael Biddle, was selected to receive the prestigious 2010 Economist Innovation Award for Energy and the Environment. Other examples include the Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation, the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer Award, and the Tech Museum Intel Environmental Award. MBA has also been selected as a Global Cleantech 100 company in both 2009 and 2010 and as one of the top five CleanTech companies in Europe by two different organizations.

Most recently Dr Mike Biddle, Founder and Board Member of MBA was awarded the 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development - widely recognised as the Nobel Prize equivalent of the environmental world. And, in November 2012 MBA was named GoingGreen’s ‘Company of the Year’. It followed MBA’s selection as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners signifying leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies.

MBA received recognition from The Big SHFT as part of their series '10 Innovators Changing Our World' - highlighting the efforts of people who are leading the world towards a more sustainable future - and inspiring everyone they touch along the way. Watch the The Big SHFT.

Awards and Accolades

The 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development: Michael Biddle has been chosen to receive The 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development. This has been achieved through significant efforts in entrepreneurship and new innovative solutions, in an extraordinary drive to close the loop in plastic sustainability. >> download article
going-green-winner GoingGreen - Company of the Year: In November 2012 MBA was named GoingGreen's 'Company of the Year'. It followed MBA's selection as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners signifying leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies. >> download article
California Clean Technology “Game Changer” for 2011: MBA Polymers, Inc. was selected as a California Clean Technology “Game Changer” for 2011 in the Innovation in Environmental Recycling category. Grow-California, the presenter of the award, is dedicated to fostering jobs and creating wealth in California. >> download article
The Economist Innovation Award of the Year 2010: MBA founder Dr. Michael Biddle was selected to receive the prestigious 2010 Economist Innovation Award for Energy and the Environment. He shares this notable honor with Steve Jobs (winner, Consumer Products & Services) and former Nobel prize winner Harald zur Hausen (winner, Bioscience). >> download article
World Economic Forum: The World Economic Forum, an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas, honored Dr. Michael Biddle as one of its 2006 Technology Pioneers. The award was announced in December's Time Magazine as “A Flash of the Future.” >> download TIME article
Global Cleantech 100: MBA Polymers was selected in both 2009 and again in 2010 as one of the top 100 CleanTech companies in the world. Global Cleantech 100 is the first and only program to systematically uncover and honor leading clean technology innovation around the planet. >> download article
Cleantech Connect 2009: Cleantech Connect honors the hottest, fastest-growing cleantech companies in Europe each year, recognizing the most outstanding firms with their Cleantech Connect Awards. MBA Polymers earned that honor in 2009, as one of the top 5 cleantech companies in Europe in 2009. >> download article
The Tech Museum's Tech Awards: An international awards program that honors innovators from around the world who apply technology to benefit humanity, designated MBA Polymers and Dr. Mike Biddle as the 2006 Tech Laureate in the category of Environment. >> download article
Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation: The Young Entrepreneurs Organization (YEO) and the Edison Preservation Foundation named MBA Polymers as the winner of its 2002 Award for Innovation. The award recognizes the firm's pioneering role in the recycling of high value plastics from end-of-life durable goods. >> download article
CleanTech Ventures Award: MBA Polymers received the Most Promising Technology Award in February, 2010 from The Cleantech Group™, a leading global research and advisory firm focumsed on cleantech innovation. This marks an unprecedented fourth win for the firm, including Most Promising Technology Award in San Francisco in 2005, Paris 2005, and London 2006. >> download article
Going Green 100: The AlwaysOn Global Going Green Awards recognizes the top emerging companies that are demonstrating significant market traction and pursuing game-changing technologies in green technology. MBA Polymers was recognized as one of their Top 100 Private Companies in 2007. >> download article
Earthkeeper Heroes: Honored as an Earthkeeper Hero in 2007, Dr. Mike Biddle shares this award with other notable environmental visionaries through the years, including Dr. Jane Goodall, Jacques Cousteau and Rachel Carson. The organization's mission is to use media and technology to celebrate the best of humanity and to empower young people to realize their own potential to effect positive change in the world. >> download article
Balderton Capital: Private venture firm Balderton Capital, dedicated to nurturing innovative, world-leading companies and building businesses of lasting value, named MBA Polymers its Most Innovative Company for 2007.
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Ball State University's Ascent Award: The Ascent Award from Ball State University selected Dr. Michael Biddle as 2007 winner of their Ascent Award, in recognition of the creativity, drive, and passion required to build MBA Polymers—the very qualities they try to instill in their students.
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