MBA Polymers

Environmental Thesis

MBA Polymers is a Pollution Control and a Resource Efficiency investment for the purpose of Ambienta’s investment strategy.

Plastic recycling has a positive environmental impact both on the downstream disposal process of plastic goods (i.e. by avoiding landfilling), and on the upstream phase by avoiding the production of virgin plastics. MBA Polymers therefore contributes to a reduction of energy consumption, materials used and CO2 emissions.


MBA Polymers is the world leader in the production of recycled plastics from end-of-life durable goods such as computers, electronics, appliances and automobiles.

The company has developed a proprietary process which allows it to produce high-value plastics, from complex waste streams, with a quality which is virtually indistinguishable from virgin resins, using one tenth of the energy and natural resources utilized by traditional plastics’ factories.

MBA Polymers is a truly global corporation, headquartered in California and currently operating three facilities located in China, Austria and the UK, in JV with outstanding local partners.

The company’s customers include top global brands in the electronics and appliance industries such as HP, Nestlè and Electrolux. MBA was named a “Global 100 CleanTech company” in 2009 and, in 2010, Mike Biddle, MBA’s founder, received the “Economist’s Innovation Award”.

Environmental Impact

Ambienta only invests in businesses which have a positive impact on the environment through either, or both, a Resource Efficiency or Pollution Control contribution. Our proprietary methodology, the Environmental Impact Analysis, allow us to measure the contribution of different businesses to sustainability in terms of Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control which we capture through 11 Environmental Metrics.
For each portfolio company we report its impact in relation to our metrics.

Resource Efficiency

MBA Polymers’s contribution to Resource Efficiency is summarized by the following Environmental Metrics and SDGs:

Energy Saved

Materials Saved

Landfill Saved

Pollution Control

MBA Polymers’s contribution to Pollution Control is summarized by the following Environmental Metrics and SDGs:

CO2 Emissions Reduced

Materials Recycled

Sustainable Development Goals

Our Methodology and Metrics are fully aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015. Through our investment scope definition that focuses on products and services that improve Resource Efficiency and Pollution Control we fully capture 10 of the 17 Goals and their respective sub-goals.
For each portfolio company we report its impact in relation to the SDGs.