Society generates over 2 billion tons of waste a year, most of which ends up in unmanaged landfills. BC methane emissions from decaying organics accelerate climate change in the ST, unmanaged waste has a disproportionate impact on the world's most vulnerable populations. The problem of plastic waste in trash, which negatively impacts life on both land & sea, is only growing (as is the demand for virgin plastics) in the wake of bans on the international sale of plastic waste for recycling.
UBQ Materials has developed a process to transform unsorted household waste–everything from chicken bones to dirty diapers, mixed-plastics & oily cardboard–into an alternative that can be used in place of virgin plastics to produce everyday goods, from car parts to building materials. UBQ material can be recycled again & again via our conversion tech or conventional recycling systems. Because trash is our only raw material, UBQ's tech solution can close the loop on the cycle of waste.
|Projected Cumulative Lives Impacted||800|
|New Implemented Countries||Brazil, China, Australia, United States, India, Thailand|
|Recruit||The expected HQ personnel of the project is 14 (executive management, marketing, sales and finance departments). The expected operational personnel of the project is 127 (production 24/7, technical support, maintenance , shipping & logistics, QA & QC). They will operate starting the commissioning phase.|
|New Feature||We envision a stage in which waste processed through the UBQ conversion process will be used to make building materials for social housing. We are actively researching the requirements and are in contact with organizations promoting self-sustaining housing in developing countries. We have performed feasibility tests of a brick made 100% of UBQ material and the results are encouraging.|
UBQ Materials was founded by entrepreneurs Tato Bigio and Yehuda Pearl. UBQ's team is small yet highly diverse: 3 religions, 45% women, and several different languages and ethnicities. Three of UBQ's VPs (marketing, sustainability and sales) are female. UBQ's main facility is located in Israel's periphery, and 41% of our team are Bedouin Arabs, an underrepresented population in Israeli society. As a B-Corporation, we strive to implement principles of equality throughout our team.
EXECUTIVE TEAM INCLUDES WOMEN