E-Waste Meets Its Re-Maker

Michael Biddle

Mike Biddle hates waste. As a kid, he was forever switching off lights at home to save energy. Years later, while working at Dow Chemical, he suggested that he focus on recycled plastics instead of high-tech composites. "We didn't hire a Ph.D. engineer to work on garbage," one of his bosses told him. When Biddle launched a company to recycle and sell plastic from complex waste streams like junked electronics and automobiles, he says, "a lot of people, including some of my board members, thought I was nuts."

Today Biddle's dream is finally taking shape--a mere 11 years after launch. MBA Polymers...

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