Our unique DNA
MBA Polymers broke the code. But how?
Dr. Felix-Michael Weber
We are changing the way the world sees plastics recycling, creating highly valuable plastic resins at a significant environmental and economic benefit to our customers. MBA Polymers broke the code and figured out how to recover pure plastics from plastics rich shredder residue. More sustainable in every sense.
Over 25 years, we have shown a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility. We will continue to sustain our vision through recognising and implementing good practice and encouraging a culture of responsibility and action in everything that we do. We are closing the loop.
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Appreciated around the entire globe.
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.
Numerous international awards
MBA Polymers has been recognized with numerous international awards: MBA Polymers won the ‘Young Global Leaders Award for Circular Economy SME’ at the Circulars Awards in January. The Circulars are the world’s leading awards for contributors to the circular economy, designed to honour circular achievements across businesses, the public sector and civil society. They’re an initiative of the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Forum of Young Global Leaders, and shine a spotlight on innovations that stand to decouple growth from resource use.
Founder and board member Mike Biddle collected the prize at the awards ceremony, which was held at the latest WEF annual meeting in January. MBA Polymers was also selected by the audience – comprised of leading multi-nationals, circular economy experts and NGOs – to win the overall ‘Davos Prize’ for ‘the most impactful and innovative circular economy story’.
The Big SHFT
MBA Polymers 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.
Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development
MBA Polymers 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 Polymers was named GoingGreen’s ‘Company of the Year’. It followed MBA Polymers’ selection as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners signifying leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies.
Economist Innovation Award
MBA Polymers 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 Polymers 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.
Our Global Team
Working close together.
Arnold joined MBA Polymers in 2005 as part of the engineering team responsible for the construction and commissioning of the production unit in China. In 2016 he became the General Manager of the production unit in China having key technical engineering and operations roles. In his present role he is responsible for improving plant yield and productivity, developing new customers and applications, and implementing MBA Polymers’ strategy of being a global provider of recycled plastics. He is acting from Hong Kong and San Francisco.
Paul joined MBA Polymers in 2013 being responsible for the product development of the facilities located in the UK. He is currently responsible for global sourcing into MBA Polymers United Kingdom production unit. At MBA Polymers he works together with our sales- and logistics coordinators managing the flow of material at the production unit in the UK.
Sangram Singh joined MBA Polymers in 2020 as the General Manger for our activities in India. He is active in the recycling industry for over 5 years and working for Elephant Equity Group in India, where he is involved in several recycling activities. He is coordinating the inflow of material at our production unit in Maharashtra in India. He closely works together with our sales- and logistics coordinators. Sangram is excited building a global leader in the circular plastic economy, driven by innovations.
Our Partners & Investors
Together we’re making quite a difference.
EMR is a global leader in metal recycling. Privately owned with a heritage dating back to the 1940s and employ almost 3,500 people operating at 150 locations around the world. The core business is the recycling of scrap metal from a range of sources such as End-of-Life vehicles/ consumer products, industry, construction and demolition. This results in sales of recycled commodities of around 10 million tonnes a year. EMR has tied up with MBAPolymers 2007 as a joint venture and has co-invested in the United Kingdom facility in Workshop. Since Dezember 2017, EMR is the 100% owner of MBA Polymers recycling facility in Worksop. EMR has signed a long-term technology license and cooperation agreement with MBA Polymers Inc, where MBA Polymers licensed its technology and registered brand. All know-how generated at the Workshop facility in owned by MBA Polymers Inc.
Elephant Equity GmbH is a privately held investment company with its headquarter in Munich. Since 2006, the company is investing in the area of recycling, infrastructure, natural resources and alternative energy. These investments has so far been greater than €100m for small and medium sized companies. By their investments the company does not just provide a financial injection, they also strive to mentor and provide operating as well as management expertise. In June 2017 Elephant Equity has taken over 100 % of the shares of MBA Polymers Inc. from the founder Mike Biddle and several venture capital investors. Elephant Equity will integrate MBA Polymers in its other activities in the fields of recycling and waste management in Europe and emerging markets and is aiming to develop the pioneer in plastic recycling further. Since 2017 Elephant Equity has accumelated additional funds in MBA Polymers Group in oder the develop and build a new production facility in India and Germany. Elephant Equity aims to grow MBA polymers further in Europe, US and Asia.
We‘re active worldwide with facilities and offices around the globe.
Within nearly 25 years we developed to a worldleading company.
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