The MBA team at North Notts Business Awards

Worksop based plastics recycler, MBA Polymers UK, has won the 2023 ‘Company of the Year Award’ and ‘Community Engagement Award’ at the North Notts Business Awards.

The North Notts Business Awards brings together the Bassetlaw business community in celebration of the expertise, achievements, and outstanding contributions that these businesses and individuals make to the local economy and the region.

MBA Polymers UK is changing the way the world thinks about recycled polymers. The Worksop-based company offers innovative solutions to some of the most complex plastics streams found in products ranging from cars to washing machines.

MBA Polymers UK uses state-of-the-art technology and separation processes to transform plastics waste into high-quality recycled polymers. This is waste that, without their intervention, would go to landfill.

As well as avoiding the reliance on fossil fuels to create new plastics, the high-quality, clean, and consistent polymers recovered by MBA Polymers UK are responsible for 86% fewer carbon emissions compared to producing virgin materials.

It was in recognition of this work, to create a greener, less wasteful world, that MBA Polymers UK was honoured with the prestigious Company of the Year award at this year’s ceremony.

MBA Polymers UK also has a longstanding commitment to creating a more sustainable world for the next generation and preparing young people for the reality of living in a circular economy. MBA Polymers UK has been recognised for its community support and for educating school children on recycling plastics at local schools by winning the Community Engagement Award.

Kelly Speed, Account Manager at MBA Polymers UK, said:

“Everybody at MBA Polymers UK is incredibly proud to win the ‘Company of the Year Award’ and the ‘Community Engagement Award’ at the North Notts Business Awards.

“Our high-quality recycled plastics, which carry the Carbon Trust’s authoritative Lower Carbon label, are already changing the way manufacturers think about how recycled plastics can be utilised in their products.

“While the business we have built over 13 years is already disrupting and innovating the plastics recycling industry, we are determined to go further.

“To become even more sustainable, we are investing in all-electrified equipment and continuing to transition to 100% renewable power, ahead of an ambitious 2040 net-zero target.

“And, because we want to make sure that Nottinghamshire – our home county – benefits from the growth and new job opportunities that sustainable industries like ours will deliver, we’ve launched our own educational programme, that we deliver to schools in the area, to ensure our county’s children have the skills and knowledge they will need in the green economy of the future.”