The most climate-positive material available today.
Leveraging waste as a feedstock: For every ton of UBQTM Material used, up to 15tons of CO2e is saved.
Today, landfills are among the largest human-caused sources of methane emissions, due to the anaerobic decomposition of organics. Considering the staggering volumes, humanity needs to turn waste into a resource, beyond mere “energy reclamation,” which also has negative environmental impacts.
The production of UBQ material uses unsorted, residual municipal solid waste as its primary feedstock, diverting it from landfills and reducing emissions.
UBQ Material stands apart by saving more emissions than are created in its production and yielding a negative net carbon footprint. No other thermoplastic material offers this environmental benefit.
To the best of Quantis’ knowledge, this positions UBQ Material as the most climate-positive thermoplastic available (even when using GWP100, the measure of average global warming potential over a century).
The table above shows the starting baseline for customers assessing the concentration of UBQ Material that should be included in their final compound to reduce, neutralize or even reach a carbon negative footprint for their products.
Quantis conducted a life-cycle assessment (LCA) of our material and found that:
- When used in Polypropylene (PP) based residential waste carts, UBQ Material loading levels of 34% or more by GWP100 or 20% or more by GWP20 (over 20 years) were found to achieve carbon neutrality;
- In the extrusion of Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) sewer pipes for the building and construction required low concentrations of 10% to 20% of UBQ material to achieve carbon neutrality;
- When compounded with Recycled Polyethylene (PCR-PE) for household waste containers, using less than 5% can achieve the same results.