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Capacity boost for MBA Polymers UK: 100 000 tonnes of recycled plastics by 2030

Plastics recycler MBA Polymers UK is about to open a new site in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire described by the company as ‘a pivotal step in our mission to establish a comprehensive nationwide plastic recycling network, amid increased customer demand for lower carbon products’. 

It says the new site will accelerate its goal of producing 100 000 tonnes of recycled plastics by 2030.

The expansion will not only enable MBA Polymers UK to supply a higher volume of recycled polymers to meet the demand but will also support a growing portfolio as it increases its colour range.  

The company, which has been operating for more than ten years, says it delivers sustainable recycled plastics with carbon savings up to 85% (compared to virgin) ‘without compromising on quality’. In the past decade, MBA Polymers UK has diverted 250 000 tonnes of plastics from landfill. With the expansion the company says it will grow this figure ‘dramatically’.

Number four

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. This growing network enables the company to support more customers around the world while reducing the need to transport feedstock over long distances.

Capacity boost

This new facility will ramp up MBA Polymers UK’s recycling capacity by 35%, according to the company’s general manager Paul Mayhew. ‘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.’

The Cambridgeshire plant will be operational in September, creating 23 new staff positions.

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