MBA Polymers UK Creates Unique Circular Supply Chain for Post-Industrial Plastics at New Duddeston Facility

Sustainable plastic recycling company MBA Polymers UK is rolling out its innovative technology to a third UK site – in Duddeston, Birmingham. The state-of-the-art facility will allow UK manufacturers to cut plastic waste from their production lines and ‘buy back’ low carbon recycled material, creating a ‘closed loop’ supply chain for post-industrial plastics.

A global leader in plastics recycling, MBA Polymers UK – part of EMR, a global leader in sustainable materials – is unique in treating and recycling all of the material it processes within the UK. This offers unparalleled transparency to businesses who see sustainability as integral to their future.

MBA Polymers UK – which already recycles more plastic per end-of-life vehicle than any other company in the world – will now recycle more plastics from the manufacture of new vehicles than any other global recycler. Its recycled plastic is the first to achieve the Carbon Trust’s Lower CO2 Certification with its products offering a reduction of between 75% and 86% compared to virgin equivalents, according to an independent Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).

The development of the Duddeston site is the latest step in the company’s efforts to create a nationwide network of facilities which can collect more plastic – from Waste Electonics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE), Automotive Shedder Residue (ASR) and post-industrial production.

As part of its ambitious growth strategy, MBA Polymers has a target to produce 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastic by 2030, with Duddeston set to provide between 13,000 and 15,000 tonnes of this goal.

The new £400,000 site joins MBA Polymers UK’s original facility in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, and a separation line in Dover, which was acquired in 2019. The arrival of a third site will increase the efficiency of its processes and reduce the unnecessary, carbon intensive transportation of material.

Paul Mayhew, General Manager at MBA Polymers UK, said: “The arrival of our business – and its innovative recycling processes – to the heart of Birmingham is the next exciting chapter in the MBA Polymers UK story.

“Not only will this facility allow manufacturers to join a closed loop supply chain to recycle their post-production plastics, but the location of this new site will also reduce the transportation required to achieve this.

“Duddeston is the latest step in our wider strategic goal of creating a nationwide network of recycling facilities for both post-consumer and post-industrial plastics and – by partnering with our parent company, EMR –providing a ‘one-stop solution’ of a circular supply chain for both plastics and metals.”

 

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