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Mike Biddle

Mike Biddle

Mike Biddle is the Founder and President of MBA Polymers, President of Waste Free Oceans Americas and well known TED Speaker (his TED talk). He is the recipient of 2012 Gothenburg Award for Sustainable Development, sometimes called the Nobel Prize for Environment and many other awards. MBA Polymers is a world leading recycler of plastics from complex waste streams.

He was featured as The Garbage Man on Popular Science and shared his thoughts with The Guardian on why there isn’t more recycling in the United States.


March 18, 2015 from our Articles, The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste “Waste is not waste,” spouts Dr. Mike Biddle, Founder of MBA Polymers, “and the first problem is to stop calling it waste; these are resources.” A "one-fits-all" approach to waste management is not practical. This panel looks at different approaches and how they work around the world. Read More

August 15, 2013 from our The 2013 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels There are “composters”, bio guys, landfillers, waste to energy guys, anti-waste to energy guys, recyclers/zero-wasters, social mitigators, etc. As solid waste is one of the most complex and heterogeneous entities known to man, it stands to reason that a “one size fits all” solution is likely not practical. However, in some instances, we can see attitudes bordering on animosity when suggesting those with differing technology agendas consider working together. This is why our panelists will discuss various questions which help us understand how the we can work together to solve the global waste management challenge.Read More