UBQ Materials Bio-based Thermoplastic

UBQ Materials Bio-based Thermoplastic

UBQ is a thermoplastic that can substitute minerals, wood and plastic in thousands of applications.

Globally every year, 2 billion tonnes of waste is produced. Approximately 80% of this waste goes to landfills. Food loss and waste contribute 7% of total global greenhouse gas emissions.

UBQ Process

When all the waste that can be composted, recycled and reused has been removed (especially glass and metal), UBQ comes in. UBQ unlocks the potential value of waste. Therefore, redefining waste disposal and eliminating waste-related pollution. The advanced waste conversion plant at UBQ runs on clean energy.  This plant produces zero residual waste, zero emissions and requires zero water.  Using discarded household wastes such as chicken bones, dirty cartons, unsorted packages, nappies and mix plastics. They shred these varied waste streams, grind, melt and then reconstitute them into a new composite sustainable material – UBQ thermoplastic pellets.

A New Step in the Cycle

These UBQ pellets are sustainable, cost-effective, recyclable and climate positive. This means that the production of UBQ goes beyond net-zero environmental benefits by removing additional carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. They can use UBQ pellets in existing industries for the manufacturing of thousands of products without altering the machines or production procedures. UBQ material behaves like plastic without the petroleum precursor. We can recycle UBQ up to 6 times, whereas plastic degrades on the third attempt. This material alters the typical linear “cradle to grave” waste scenario that exhausts natural resources. UBQ links waste disposal through to new product manufacturing, creating a circular economy. A global patented to enable scalable process expansion is in the pipeline.

A Big Help from Scientists

The production of this material is possible partly because of the collaborations of several brilliant minds. Various chemists, biochemists and a Nobel Prize winner are involved in creating a material that has never existed before. 

Viable AlternativEnergy looks forward to seeing UBQ being more involved in the management of discarded unsorted waste. The presence of UBQ materials in everyday items from furniture, vehicle parts, construction materials and household goods.

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