MBA Polymers' Nigel Hunton (left) with Dr Vince Cable at the Worksop recycling facility
The UK's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills visited MBA Polymers’ plant in Worksop recently in order to find out more about the strength of the UK’s recycling sector.
Dr Vince Cable and his team were met by MBA CEO, Nigel Hunton, who shared a presentation of our company's story, before embarking on a tour around the plant.
MBA Polymers Worksop plant is on track to reach an annual processing capacity of 50,000 tonnes. It is also helping its JV partner, EMR, to lead the world in recycling 99 percent of each end-of-life vehicle that comes through its doors, beating the EU's 2015 target of 95 percent.
During the visit, Hunton highlighted an innovative materials collaboration with Jaguar Land Rover and explained to Cable the importance of receiving a steady stream of recyclable materials to ensure continuity of supply for customers.
The party toured the MBA Polymers plant, led by Plant Manager Richard Chambers, and got to see the key aspects of our operations first-hand, from the deliveries of automotive shredder residue (ASR) from EMR to quality management of the final product.
Commenting on his visit, Dr Cable said: "MBA Polymers is demonstrating how recycling can benefit both the economy and the environment. Whether it's turning old cars into new cars and coffee machines or broken computers in to brand-new vacuum cleaners, it is transforming scrapheap rubbish in to the materials used in many household goods. A strong manufacturing sector lies at the heart of a sustainable economic recovery. The Government's industrial strategy is giving business the confidence to invest - creating more high skilled, long term jobs in the UK."
MBA Polymers Chief Executive, Nigel Hunton added: "We were very pleased that Dr Cable visited our facility. He was delighted to see the progress that we're making on turning waste plastic into materials for new products - a tangible demonstration of the circular economy in action. We're now working hard with customers to help them realise the commercial and environmental benefits of using recycled plastics in their products."