MBA Polymers, the world leader at producing post-consumer recycled plastics from end-of-life durable goods has been named GoingGreen’s ‘Company of the Year’ – 20 years from starting life in a garage in San Francisco, California.
This was announced at AlwaysOn’s Seventh annual GoingGreen Silicon Valley event held this week, (Nov 27/28), also in San Francisco. It follows MBA’s selection by AlwaysOn as one of the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200 winners. Inclusion in the Global 200 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies.
MBA was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialisation, stakeholder value, and media buzz. The Going Green announcement says, “Whilst consumers have been actively participating in recycling with waste products such as paper and metals, awareness of plastics recycling has lagged, with far less plastic recycled compared to the amount of metal, for example. Plastic has become an integral part of everyday life and has applications and uses that make it more valuable than steel on a cost-per-weight basis.
“Raising awareness on this important trend is part of MBA Polymers’ mission. The company is a compelling example of how determination and success can build an industrial process that reclaims what’s been used and is unwanted and creates something brand new- whilst diminishing the strain on our planet.” Mike Biddle, Founder and President of MBA Polymers commented, “It was fantastic to have been included in the Global 200, but for MBA to have been recognised in this way as ‘Company of the Year’ is just astonishing. I started the business from my garage in San Francisco exactly 20 years ago and what a great way to celebrate our 20th birthday! We’ve now grown to become the world’s leading company recovering plastics from end-of-life durable goods, such as computers, electronics, business equipment, appliances and automobiles.
With processing capacity at three major plants across the world turning waste into recycled plastics, we are now really starting to ‘make a difference.” Mike joined the Conference on Wednesday by Skyping from an MBA Board meeting in New York! The conference then saw a video of a talk on recycling that Mike presented at a recent Innovation Conference in the UK.
“This year’s GoingGoing Global 200 displayed a maturity in the green technology industry that makes it very attractive to both investors and innovators” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “Greentech research is maturing rapidly, and as it couples with technology innovators and investors, companies are emerging that can change the way we live our lives for the better and bring huge returns to their founders and funders.”
The GoingGreen Global 200 winners were selected from among thousands of domestic and international technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and green technology industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2012 list.
MBA Polymers is the world leader at producing post-consumer recycled plastics from end-of-life durable goods. MBA produces pure, consistent, and reliably available materials which provide customers both cost advantage and price stability. MBA sources 100% post-consumer feedstock diverted from landfill or incineration and saves over 80% of the energy and 1-3 tons of CO₂ for each ton of virgin plastics replaced.