Mike Biddle

Mike Biddle

San Francisco

Dr. Mike Biddle started MBA Polymers about 20 years ago – literally from his garage in California. MBA Polymers has grown to what is now the world’s leading multi-national company recovering plastics from complex waste streams, such as computers, electronics, appliances, automobiles and household waste. MBA has over 300 million pounds/year of processing capacity in the UK, Austria and China to turn waste into high performance plastics. Biddle’s TED Talk is estimated to have over 1.5 million unique views and many hundreds of positive comments across the Internet, being hosted by over 50 different websites. Biddle worked for several large companies, namely GE, Cummins and Dow, before striking out on his own in 1992. Mike received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and a Ph.D. in Polymer Engineering, both with high honors. He was also a Sloan Fellow at Stanford University (Executive MBA). Biddle has received numerous awards including the prestigious 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Business (sometimes called the Nobel Prize for the Environment), and the first Thomas Alva Edison Award for Innovation.

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