Nov 14 - Richmond-Based Recycler Honored for Green Technology

Plastics News reports that MBA Polymers Inc. has been named to the GoingGreen Silicon Valley Global 200, which honors companies with "game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing and entrenched players in green technology."

Mike Biddle, MBA founder and president, invented processes for separating plastics from piles of junked computers, appliances and cars and recycling it into plastic pellets.

"It’s great to have been recognized in this way. We’re just about to celebrate our 20th birthday and 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," said Biddle.

The company has a Research and Development center in Richmond that employs 25 people who are corporate engineers, researchers, accountants, plant operators and several company executives. MBA Polymers has three major plants overseas in the United Kingdom, Austria and China, with a total capacity of 175,000 tons annually.