MBA Polymers has opened a facility in central Birmingham that will enable car makers, electronics firms, and other manufacturers to “buy back” recycled plastic.

The company, the plastics recycling arm of recycler EMR, said the facility – its third in the UK – formed part of its ongoing drive to create a nationwide plastics recycling network.

The facility will allow manufacturers to cut plastic waste from their production lines and purchase recycled material with a fraction of the emissions of virgin plastic.

It said the recycled plastic produced at its sites had been certified by the Carbon Trust as having carbon savings of 75 to 86 per cent compared to virgin equivalents.

MBA Polymers UK said the plant would enable it to recycle more plastics from the manufacture of new vehicles than any other global recycler.

Paul Mayhew, general manager for the company, said the plant had been strategically placed

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