The material scientists and engineers at UBQ have invented a revolutionary way of converting waste products, specifically the fraction of the waste stream that is sent to landfills into UBQTM, a patented, reusable, versatile and moldable material. Residual household waste, including 100% of the organics such as food residues and vegetable trimmings, packaging, paper and even unrecyclable plastics, can now replace conventional materials such as plastic or wood, to make the kind of familiar products people use every day.
Products we consume are made of natural resources that are extracted from the earth. We use them and then discard them. The largest portion of these end up in landfills or are incinerated. This linear system produces a vast number of harmful byproducts such as greenhouse gases that place an enormous burden on our fragile ecosystem.
The earth’s natural resources will not last forever and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rapidly increasing. Therefore, UBQ is pioneering new ways and materials to preserve and protect our environment.
UBQ’s technology removes all the past assumptions about waste disposal, providing a robust, energy efficient and upcycling solution that disrupts what was once inconceivable in a bold new way.
The accelerated growth of waste is one of the key contributors to mankind’s carbon footprint. Only 5% of household waste is recycled and over 90% ends up in landfills. Landfills emit over 6% of total greenhouse gasses.
Waste generated in cities is typically between 3 to 4 times higher than in rural areas. Increases in population, urbanization, together with lifestyle changes, accelerate this growth.
This vicious cycle must be stopped to preserve the earth for future generations.
Of total waste is not recycled.
Of the waste is dumped in open landfills near or next to rivers, lakes, and oceans.
Metric tons of plastic end up in the ocean every year, increasing over time.
of total greenhouse gases emitted is due to emissions from landfills.
The main sources of a family’s emissions of greenhouse gases are cars, energy, and waste generated from consumption of goods. The carbon footprint of the average U.S. household is about 50 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.
A typical family produces over 5,000 pounds of waste in one year. The majority goes to landfills, releasing toxic gases such as methane, which is 25 times more powerful at trapping heat than carbon dioxide.
By simpy diverting all of its domestic waste to UBQ conversion, and avoiding landfilling, a typical U.S. family will reduce its overall carbon footprint by over 75%.
For thousands of years, consumption was a straight line, and at the end of it was a pile of garbage. We’ve bent that line into a perfect circle. Now waste is not the end. With UBQ, waste is only the beginning. The beginning of new product materials. The beginning of a new world. A world of zero waste.
carbon footprint reduction is achievable by diverting domestic waste to conversion.