MBA Polymers UK to open new plastic recycling facility


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Plastic recycling company MBA Polymers UK is set to open a new site in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, as part of its goal to establish a national plastic recycling network.

The new site is part of MBA Polymers UK’s growth strategy and comes at a time of increased customer demand for lower-carbon products, the company says.

MBA Polymers UK says the site will accelerate its ability to produce 100,000 tonnes of recycled plastics for its customers by 2030 while reducing demand on finite resources and enabling manufacturers to exceed “evolving regulatory requirements”.

This expansion will enable it to supply a higher volume of recycled polymers, MBA Polymers UK says, and support its product portfolio as it increases its colour range.  

MBA Polymers UK has been operating for over 10 years. The new facility is MBA Polymers UK’s fourth location in the UK, joining its original Worksop site in Nottinghamshire, a separation line in Dover acquired in 2019, and the Duddeston site in West Midlands, established in 2022.

The Cambridgeshire plant will be operational from September 2023 and MBA Polymers UK says will create 23 new staff positions.

We are dedicated to working with our customers to help them reach their sustainability goals.

Paul Mayhew, General Manager at MBA Polymers UK, said: “Manufacturers know all too well that changes in regulations, consumer behaviour and the impact on the environment, means that increasing recycled content of products and creating circular products is now essential. 

“The establishment of our fourth facility will significantly amplify our recycling capacities by 35%, diverting tonnes of plastic waste from landfill and providing high-quality recycled polymers back into the circular economy.

“We are dedicated to working with our customers to help them reach their sustainability goals, whilst keeping our carbon footprint to a minimum, in line with our ambitious commitment to become a net zero business by 2040.”

MBA Polymers UK supplies a range of plastics, including recycled polypropene (rPP), polyethene (rPE), polystyrene (rPS), and ABS to sectors such as electronics, vehicle manufacturing, and logistics management. These materials contribute to carbon savings of between 75% and 86%, MBA Polymers UK says, making them the “first” recycled plastics to achieve the Carbon Trust’s Low CO2 certification. 

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