Skip to content
Reinventing Materials


Converting unsorted household waste into recyclable thermoplastic

Globally we are generating over 2 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste each year, with around 37% of that waste being dumped in some form of landfill. Israeli-based UBQ is unlocking the hidden value of unsorted household waste - everything from food residues and mixed plastics to cardboard, paper, and even dirty diapers - and converting it into recyclable thermoplastic.

UBQ’s advanced waste conversion technology breaks unsorted waste streams down to basic particulate constructs —lignin, cellulose, fibers, and sugars—and then reassembles them into a matrix. The remaining mixed plastics are melted and bound into the matrix to create UBQ, a composite thermoplastic material.

The UBQ conversion process was developed to have zero impact, with a relatively small amount of energy and no production waste, effluents or use of water, creating a revolutionary new material which closes the loop on unsustainable waste disposal and provides a path to a truly circular economy.

We use cookies to give you the best experience of using this website. By continuing to use this site, you accept our use of cookies. Please read our Cookie Policy for more information.