Global sustainability awards recognise MBA’s outstanding technological achievements

GSB awards

MBA Polymer’s ground-breaking sustainable polymer technology has been recognised by two global sustainability awards: the Katerva Award and the Guardian Sustainable Business (GSB) Awards. MBA won the overall Katerva Award 2013 as well as the ‘Materials and resources’ category. It was also highly commended in the ‘Waste, innovation’ category at the 2014 GSB Awards.

“We are thrilled that MBA’s sustainability achievements have been recognised at an international level by such prestigious organisations,” says Nigel Hunton, CEO MBA Polymers. “I’d like to thank all our people and our JV partners for their contribution to making MBA a successful business and a world leader in transforming post-consumer waste into valuable raw materials.”

The Katerva Award recognises innovations with the greatest potential to forge a more sustainable future. The awards have been described as the ‘Nobel Prize for sustainability’ by Reuters. The winners of each category, selected from the top five finalists across ten awards categories, receive legal, business, and operational support from Katerva Winners’ Circle, a select group of business leaders and experts who help to accelerate the journey from innovation to practical application.

“Many of today’s sustainability challenges require disruptive innovation as well as the ability to scale rapidly,” explains Terry Waghorn, Katerva founder and CEO explains. “The Katerva Awards catalyse and accelerate breakthrough solutions.”

The annual GSB Awards celebrate global best practice in sustainable business. This year, the winners and finalists of each award category were recognised for either their impact or innovation. MBA was recognised for its significant innovation in the field of sustainable polymer technology and its focus on scaling up its global plastics recycling operations with trusted JV partners.

These latest accolades follow MBA’s award win 2014 at Global Plastics Environment Conference (GPEC), where the company won the prestigious Daniel Eberhardt Environmental Award. MBA is also celebrating a new phase of significant expansion, with a recent multi-million cash injection paving the way for further commercialisation of its products and processes.

A full write-up of MBA Polymer’s sustainability achievements can be found on the Guardian website.