We're thrilled to reveal that MBA has reached the shortlist of this year's 2degrees Champions Awards for our work in giving post-consumer plastic a new lease of life as valuable raw materials. We'd like to invite you to help us bring home the 2015 'Zero Waste' crown. The awards are peer-voted and anyone with membership to #2degreesAwards can cast a vote.
This is the third annual edition of the 2degrees Champions Awards and there are some great entries in multiple categories, including some innovative circular economy initiatives – from closing the loop on polyester to generating renewable energy from chip fat.
Here's our personal pitch for the Zero Waste category:
We've proved that recycling plastic is both possible and commercially viable. For example, we're helping our JV partner EMR to lead the world in end-of-life vehicle recycling by recycling 99% of each vehicle that comes through its doors, beating the EU's 2015 target of 95%. We've shone a light on the potential for developed nations to keep the value of waste in their own countries rather than exporting it to China. Our efforts are contributing towards the development of a circular economy in which end-of-life plastics are transformed into new products. We're helping to keep materials in use for longer, reduce manufacturers' dependence on natural resources and save energy. Using 100 tonnes of an MBA Polymer product saves 400 tonnes of CO2 versus virgin plastic and 200 tonnes of waste from being sent to landfill – enough to fill 14 double-decker buses!
To view our entry in full and cast your vote, please click here