MBA Polymers UK is delighted to announce that it is the first plastics recycling business in the UK to have its products achieve the Carbon Trust’s Lower CO2 label.
MBA’s vision is to create a sustainable planet by eliminating plastic waste and preventing the depletion of the world’s natural resources. Sustainability is at the heart of everything it does.
Millions of tonnes of plastic are discarded each year, wasted, buried and burned. If it’s replaced with virgin polymers, that requires the consumption of fossil fuels, more petrochemical extraction and processing, and more carbon released into the atmosphere.
MBA Polymers, who are part of the EMR Group, operate the most advanced plastics recycling facilities in the world, processing complex waste streams bound for landfill, refining and compounding them into high-value polymers. An innovative alternative to virgin polymers for use in a range of applications and industries.
The Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and achievement of the Lower CO2 label certified by the Carbon Trust compares MBA Polymers’ key products to the equivalent LCA of their virgin plastic counterparts as published by PlasticsEurope in their ECO-Profiles. The LCA study confirms that the key products produced by MBA Polymers UK, ABS, PP, FPP, PS and HDPE, have a 75-86% lower carbon footprint than their virgin equivalents.
Paul Mayhew, General Manager at MBA Polymers UK, said:
“In order to obtain the lower carbon certification, MBA has been able to demonstrate that the lifecycle carbon footprint of our products are significantly lower than their virgin equivalent. At a time when plastic waste is rightly in the spotlight, it is crucial that all stakeholders stimulate demand for recycled content and MBA is leading the industry as a whole by being able to evidence the true environmental benefits.
“The vast majority of MBA’s products are produced from end-of-life vehicles that contain roughly 150-200kgs of plastic each. Currently, only a handful of recyclers can convert this material back into a recycled polymer, which means the vast majority of the plastic in a car is currently sent to landfill or incineration. The lower carbon certification provides further evidence to the benefits of implementing mandatory recycled content in new vehicles which not only boosts circularity but also stimulates further investment in the sector.”
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