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Adam Hewitt

MBA Polymers UK awarded EuCertPlast Accreditation

MBA Polymers UK awarded EUCertPlast AccreditationMBA Polymers UK Limited, are delighted to become the UK’s first recycled plastic compounder of both Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to be awarded EuCertPlast accreditation, the European-wide scheme that provides a common standard for post-consumer plastics recycling.

The main focus of the EuCertPlast scheme is on the transparency and traceability of recycled polymers in the supply chain and throughout the recycling process. By achieving this accreditation, we have been recognised for operating to the highest standards and for implementing best recycling and trading practices. We believe this will give our customers the confidence when specifying our recycled polymers, that they are produced to the highest quality as well as being fully traceable.

MBA Polymers UK awarded EuCertPlast AccreditationThere is a requirement for a standardised scheme in the plastic recycling industry and this certification aims to separate the traders from the recyclers, working in accordance to the European Standard EN 15343:2007 to assess the practice and quality of output from a recycler.


Paul Mayhew, General Manager, MBA Polymers UK said:

“MBA Polymers UK Limited supports the movement towards mandatory recycled plastic content across all industries in order to support the circular economy and reduce plastic waste from entering the environment. We recognise that for this to be achieved there is a requirement from producers and brands to have assurances around the quality and traceability of post consumer derived polymer. EUCertplast aims to achieve this by integrating various audit schemes into one common standard whilst also determining the best recycling and trading practices too. We are proud to be awarded accreditation whilst processing some of the most complex waste streams in the World.”

MBA Polymers, Global leaders in plastic recycling. Innovative alternatives to virgin feed.

Specialists in processing complex waste streams from both post consumer feedstock (Automotive Shredder Residue (ASR) and Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)) and post industrial plastics from the automotive industry.

From today’s (ASR) and (WEEE), to tomorrow’s polymer products and components, MBA Polymers’ state-of-the-art recycling process separates, cleans and compounds plastic polymer grades including:

  • ABS: Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
  • PC-ABS (Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene Blend)
  • PP: Polypropylene
  • PP Bumper – Polypropylene Bumper
  • FPP: Filled Polypropylene (Talc / Glass)
  • HIPS: High Impact Polystyrene
  • HDPE: High Density Polyethylene
  • TPO: Thermoplastic Olefin
  • Bespoke Services
  • Closed Loop Solutions

MBA Polymers UK is part of EMR (European Metal Recycling), one of the world’s leading metal recyclers which has over 170 operational sites worldwide.

For more information on MBA visit their website at or call 01909 504900


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e2e Total Loss Vehicle Management [e2e] is the UK’s only salvage and automotive recycling network with nationwide, environmentally compliant sites delivering performance resilience and service reliability to the insurance and fleet markets.  The network’s online salvage auction drives strong salvage resale values and faster sales.  e2e’s salvage clients have access to the network’s stocks of over 5 million quality graded, warranty assured reclaimed parts. 

The power of the network model means e2e has the ability to influence industry standards and is committed to continually raising the bar whilst redefining the role and perceived value of the salvage operator.  Network members adhere to robust service level agreements, against which they are audited, in order to ensure performance consistency and a market leading customer experience.  

The salvage and recycling operating environment is evolving rapidly, and e2e is anticipating, listening and responding to changing market needs.  Regulatory compliance, ESG, reclaimed parts, customer experience, EVs, new vehicle technologies, data and reputation risk are just some of many considerations linked to the procurement of salvage services.  e2e will drive further added value to clients and members through the adoption and application of emerging technologies, continuing to differentiate its proposition and position salvage services as a professional partnership. 

Owain Griffiths

Owain Griffiths

Head of Circular Economy at Volvo Cars

Owain joined Volvo Cars in June 2021 to lead Circular Economy in the Global Sustainability Team. The company has committed to being a circular business by 2040 and has financial, recycled content and CO2 based targets for 2025, all of which Owain is working across the company to make happen. Owain previously worked for circular economy consultancy Oakdene Hollins where he advised businesses on evidence led circular economy implementation. 

Turning into a circular business and the importance of vehicle reuse and recycling.

The presentation will cover the work Volvo Cars is doing to achieve 2025 but mainly focus on the transformational work towards 2040 and the business and value chain changes being considered. Attention will be paid to the way vehicles are being dealt with at the end of life and the complexities of closing material and component loops. Opportunities and challenges which Volvo Cars is facing will be presented including engagement with 3rd parties and increasing pressure from stakeholders.



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