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Microbeads in use New York bans plastic microbeads in beauty products 2 June 2014 » read more

New York state officials voted unanimously to ban plastic microbeads this month. The new Microbead-Free Waters Act prohibits the distribution...

PRE convention Don't forget... MBA Polymers will be at PRE in June! 2 June 2014 » read more

We're looking forward to exhibiting at the UK's first ever Plastics Recycling Expo (pre) in Telford this June...

Collecting bottle tops Community group donates plastic bottle tops for recycling 2 June 2014 » read more

A community group in Sussex, UK, is supporting MBA Polymers by collecting and donating used plastic bottle tops...

Picture of World Economic Forum New World Economic Forum report highlights the value of recycling 31 March 2014 » read more

Recycling polymers presents a significant opportunity to companies seeking to unlock more value from materials in their supply chains...

Picture of Mike Biddle MBA Polymers wins prestigious GPEC Award 31 March 2014 » read more

We have won the prestigious Daniel Eberhardt Environmental Award at the 2014 Global Plastics Environment Conference (GPEC)...

EMR load and team MBA receives first delivery from new EMR recycling plant 31 March 2014 » read more

Our processing plant in Worksop, UK, has just received the first load of automotive shredder residue (ASR) from our JV partner EMR's new recycling plant...

Guardian sustainable business awards MBA Polymers is shortlisted for a Guardian Sustainable Business award 31 March 2014 » read more

We're delighted to announce that MBA has been shortlisted for a Guardian Sustainable Business award. We have been named as a contender for...

Picture of stats on recycling Restart: Fixing people's relationships with electronics 31 March 2014 » read more

An exciting new social enterprise, Restart empowers people to repair and maintain their electronic goods, slowing the avalanche of e-waste...

Logo of the Plastics Recycling Expo MBA attending the Plastics Recycling Expo in June 2014 31 March 2014 » read more

PRE will assemble leading companies from Europe's plastics and recycling sectors in Telford, UK, from 18th-19th June 2014...

Picture of recycling factory We're delighted to announce that MBA's investors and joint venture partners have made a significant new investment in our business. 5 February 2014 » read more

We'll be using the funds to improve our performance, and...

Picture of GISE building MBA Polymers joined forces with Guangzhou Iron & Steel Enterprises Group (GISE) in 2004 5 February 2014 » read more

Together we created a processing plant in Guangzhou, China...

Recycled materials in a zero shape MBA Polymers champions EU plans to boost the circular economy through plastics recycling 5 February 2014 » read more

We are lending our full support to the European Parliament's plans...

Picture of Nissan car and recycled materials Championing sustainable design. In a circular economy, sustainable design is fundamental 5 February 2014 » read more

to ensuring materials stay in use for longer and waste...

Picture of Commissioner Janez Potocnik EU Plastic Day could shine a light on the benefits of plastics recycling 5 February 2014 » read more

The British tabloid newspapers have rushed to condemn...

34.7% Europe makes progress on plastic recycling targets but there's still away to go 5 February 2014 » read more

Europe's recycling rate for plastic packaging hit 34.7% in...

thumb paul-mayhew Paul Mayhew appointed Global Sourcing Manager 29 January 2014 » read more

MBA Polymers is committed to continuously look for new ways to optimize our ...

Joint venture MBA's first joint venture in Europe was formed with Austria's Müller-Guttenbrunn Group 25 November 2013 » read more

Together, we established MBA Polymers Austria ...

Car technology Drive to light-weight vehicles binds automotive and chemical industries in plastics collaboration 25 November 2013 » read more

As global vehicle manufacturers navigate the challenge of balancing the need to comply with environmental...

K 2013 attendance Design innovation was certainly in evidence at the 2013 K-Show 25 November 2013 » read more

With many companies developing interesting and quirky ways to create more sustainable plastics...

Waste being carried Our beautiful, fragile world: Peter Essick's haunting portrait 25 November 2013 » read more

Peter Essick's new book 'Our beautiful, fragile world' captures the human and environmental...

thumb eu-flag EU Commission invests €40m in resource efficiency projects 25 November 2013 » read more

The European Commission has invested €40m in 14 research projects dedicated to resource efficiency...

thumb mba-sponsors-elsa-solo-pacific MBA sponsors Pacific solo row to raise awareness of plastic waste in our oceans 28 October 2013 » read more

MBA CEO Nigel Hunton has made a personal donation of £1,000 to rower Elsa Hammond’s quest to row 2,400 miles across the Pacific from California to Hawaii...

Peter Mackrell Advanced technology and collaborative approach give MBA the edge in plastics recycling 7 October 2013 » read more

Quality is everything to us. We know that the quality of our finished products is critical to our customers...

k show MBA Polymers set to attend K show - 16th-23rd October 7 October 2013 » read more

We'd welcome the opportunity to discuss how using our high quality recycled plastics could help your business become more sustainable...

BVCA event BVCA highlights role of private equity and venture capital in supporting entrepreneurial SME's 7 October 2013 » read more

Our CEO Nigel Hunton attended the British Private Equity and Venture Capital Association's (BVCA) event at Westminster...

Champions of recycling Mike Biddle named as a Recycling Champion by National Geographic 7 October 2013 » read more

MBA's Mike Biddle has been named among the world's 'Champions of Recycling' by JASON Learning...

UNGC graphic Progress on sustainability is not rapid enough, says UNGC 7 October 2013 » read more

The global economy is not on track, say CEOs, and business is not doing enough to help forge a sustainable future...

Yale charge United Kingdom climbs up global sustainability rankings 7 October 2013 » read more

The UK has entered the top ten environmental sustainability performers in the Yale University Environmental Performance Indicators (EPI) rankings...

thumb news emr MBA Polymers encourages youngsters to recycle at company fun day 1 October 2013 » read more

Earlier this month we held a fun day at our Worksop site to say a big thank you to our employees for their hard work...

thumb news emr EMR: leading the way in scrap metal recycling 10 September 2013 » read more

EMR and MBA Polymers invested in a joint venture Worksop facility in 2010. Since then...

Workers Keeping the momentum going on recycling innovation: MBA talks plastics recycling with UK MP Vince Cable 10 September 2013 » read more

As China’s 'Operation Green Fence' continues, causing chaos for some Western exporters and highlighting the fragility of the global recycling market...

KPMG Green Tax Index Carrot or stick, should Europe use more recycling incentives? 10 September 2013 » read more

Emerging economies are more likely to use incentives than penalties to encourage recycling among businesses, according to KPMG...

UN conference UN Global Compact seeks corporate support on post-MDG agenda 10 September 2013 » read more

On 19th-20th September at the UN Global Compact's Leaders Summit, a new global framework for private sector action on sustainability and explain how business can contribute to sustainable development will be presented...

Carlos Tavares CE100 Renault 'walks the talk' at CE100 10 September 2013 » read more

Just how does a major multi-national car manufacturer transition to a circular economy business model? This was the topic addressed by Carlos Tavares, former COO of Renault, at the recent Circular Economy 100 Annual Summit...

thumb wfo-waste-free-oceans Mike Biddle becomes President of Waste Free Oceans Americas 1 August 2013 » read more

Our founder Mike Biddle has been invited to become the President of Waste Free Oceans (WFO) Americas, a not-for-profit organisation raising awareness of the importance of reducing the volume of waste entering our oceans...

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Innovative Think Beyond Plastic winners revealed 1 August 2013 » read more

The winners of the Think Beyond Plastic innovation competition have now been revealed. MBA Polymers' founder Mike Biddle was one of the expert judges ...

thumb green-fence-china How is China's 'Green Fence' affecting the global recycling trade? 1 August 2013 » read more

China's 'Operation Green Fence' saw 55 scrap transactions and 7,600 tonnes of materials rejected in its first three months, ...

thumb gc-technology-strateg Technology Strategy Board aims to boost innovation in the UK with record £440 million funding 1 August 2013 » read more

Innovative companies in the UK will have access to a record £440 million of funding this year as the Technology Strategy Board steps...

thumb rewarding-recycling Carmakers step up their commitment to vehicle recycling with Rewarding Recycling 1 August 2013 » read more

Car manufacturers including Toyota and Vauxhall are introducing pioneering new schemes for car owners...

thumb ce100-ellen-macarthur-stage CE100 Annual Summit: making the circular economy a reality 1 August 2013 » read more

The inaugural Circular Economy 100 (CE100) Annual Summit took place this summer...

thumb 201307 bpf-westminste How can the UK become a world leader in recycling plastics? 9 July 2013 » read more

We explore the opportunity for the UK to become a world leader in the transformation of plastic waste into low carbon raw materials...

news recycle-week Recycle Week: What are the future challenges for plastics recycling? 3 July 2013 » read more

The UK's tenth Recycle Week offered a good opportunity to reflect on the recycling achievements made to date...

news boomtown Transforming one of China's most polluted boomtowns with urban sustainability innovations 3 July 2013 » read more

Channel News Asia explores the major challenges facing one of China's most populous and polluted cities, Guangzhou.

news landfill-harmonics Making music from waste with Landfill Harmonic 3 July 2013 » read more

It's the most inspiring orchestra you'll come across, an orchestra whose instruments are entirely made of landfill waste and played by children...

news towards-circular Towards a circular economy: learning from plastics recycling mistakes and successes 3 July 2013 » read more

Recycling pioneers and influential thinkers, including MBA Polymers founder Mike Biddle, speak to Recycling Magazine...

news plasticity-group Plasticity 2013: exploring innovation in the plastics industry and beyond 3 July 2013 » read more

The event itself focused on the future of plastic, and honed in on where industry pioneers are heading with innovation...

news end-life-plastics End of Life Plastics: 3 July 2013 » read more

Catalysing commercial markets and new technology for plastic waste...

thumb electrolux-green-range Electrolux's Vac from the sea initiative tells an inspiring story 30 May 2013 » read more

In a plastics-heavy industry such as home appliances, any business for whom sustainability is more than just a buzz word should be exploring how it can incorporate post-consumer plastics into its supply chain.

thumb circular-economy Creating a Circular Economy with Plastics - Dr Mike Biddle 30 May 2013 » read more

UC Berkeley's renowned dedication to excellence does not stop at academics - Recently hosting their 10th Annual Sustainability Summit, with MBA's Dr. Mike Biddle as the keynote speaker.

thumb two-heroes Goldman Prize Winners - Two very different heroes. One common cause 30 May 2013 » read more

At face value, Nohra Padilla and Rossano Ercolini have little in common. One is a grassroots recycler from Columbia and the other a school teacher from Italy...

thumb recycle-week-2013 Recycle Week 17th - 23rd June - celebrates how far we've come in its 10th year 30 May 2013 » read more

As this year is a special anniversary for Recycle Week, celebrating how far the UK has come over the last ten years, we've created our own poster in support of the week, FREE to download.

thumb plasticity-2013 Plastic - A Wasted Opportunity 30 May 2013 » read more

Serving up sustainable, innovative solutions related to the use of plastic, Plasticity 2013 showcases market opportunities for transforming plastic waste into a valuable resource. Dr. Mike Biddle attends as guest speaker challenging for, and inspiring innovation.

thumb end-of-life-plastics The End of Life Plastics 2013 - Cologne 30 May 2013 » read more

MBA Polymers CEO Nigel Hunton to speak at an event attended by the leading corporate responsibility managers, brand owners, and the technology supply chain to debate the optimum environmental solutions for managing end of life polymer materials...

thumb-trashed-film Trashed - No place for waste 30 May 2013 » read more

MBA Polymers' founder and president, Dr. Mike Biddle had a starring role at the Environmental Film Festival at Yale (EFFY) earlier this month as he sat on an expert panel following a screening of Candida Brady's innovative new film ‘Trashed'.

thumb-mb-shft SHFT: Short film explores how Mike Biddle cracked the code of plastics recycling 30 May 2013 » read more

MBA Polymers' very own 'plastics pioneer', Dr. Mike Biddle, is the subject of a short film celebrating his role in the revolution that will help future-proof the use of plastics.

thumb-mainetti-hangers Sustainability designed in - Mainetti 30 May 2013 » read more

Mainetti are the world's largest manufacturer of high quality clothes hangers for both wholesale and individual customers.

thumb-reducing-plastic-poll Looking for new innovators in plastics 30 May 2013 » read more

MBA Polymers' Mike Biddle will be judging this year's Think Beyond Plastics competition, which hopes to find innovative solutions to the plastic pollution crisis.

thumb-mba blue angel EuCertPlast certification for MBA Polymers’ Austrian plant
30 May 2013 » read more

MBA Polymers' customers were given further proof that they're dealing with a world-class plastics recycling company this month, as the business announced that it has met the international standards of EuCertPlast for its plant at Kematen an der Ybbs, Austria. It is the first post-consumer plastics recycler in Europe to achieve the coveted EuCertPlast Standard.

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