Converting waste into a plastic substitute

Waste is ubiquitous, can solutions be ubiquitous too? Well, it can be, if the solution conceptualized by UBQ Materials is scaled up according to Rachel Barr who joins me for a conversation.

Key topics:

  • Diverting waste from landfills
  • What is UBQ material?
  • The climate positive process of conversion
  • Supporting a circular economy by reimagining waste
  • Scaling up UBQ materials in the developing world

UBQ™ is a bio-based thermoplastic made from 100% unsorted household waste, including all organics and unrecyclable materials. UBQ™ can be used in existing manufacturing processes and is already implemented across industries to replace oil-based resins. By using UBQ™, manufacturers are diverting waste from landfills and incineration, reducing the net carbon footprint of end-products, and supporting a circular economy.

About Rachel –

Rachel is a VP at UBQ leading their sustainability efforts, working closely with clients and international organizations to advance the circular economy and decarbonize production. She is also a PhD and Energy Economist by qualification.

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