Israel’s UBQ Materials, a certified B Corp that has emerged as a pioneering developer of advanced materials made from unsorted waste, including all organics, has announced that it has achieved UL 2809 certification for its UBQ Powder. To obtain this UL Environmental Claim Validation, which is issued by US certification agency UL, applicants first must pass UL's strict production process and recycled material control review. UL holds companies accountable to sustainability claims through independent and objective assessment using its rigorous science-based approach. UBQ’s UBQ Powder has received UL Environmental Claim Validation for containing a minimum of 100 percent post-consumer recycled content.
UBQ Materials has developed technology that makes it possible to convert unsorted landfill-destined waste – including organics such as food waste, cardboard and paper together with mixed plastics and dirty diapers – into a sustainable thermoplastic offering an alternative to conventional oil-based resins. It can be used on its own and as an additive.
“In light of regulations and taxations, global corporations are running against the clock to assess and implement solutions to fulfil ambitious ESG commitments. There is an urgent and growing demand for quality post-consumer recycled content materials that support these goals,” said Albert Douer, Chairman and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials. “Utilising unsorted household waste, an abundant and globally available resource, we have a scalable and cost-competitive material that we can confidently supply to the industry today.”
It has already been adopted for use in several end products by such brands as Mercedes-Benz, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s, supporting efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of these products and maximise their recycled content.
UBQ Materials is currently on track to expand its production into Europe: following a round of investment led by TPG Climate Rise, the company is realising a large-scale facility and lab in Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands, which will allow the further localisation of enabling the advanced waste-to-production cycles across Europe.
UBQ Materials is exhibiting at K 2022, and can be found in Hall 7, Level 1, stand A44.