A world without waste.

Waste is not the end, it's only the beginning.

Where there are people, there is waste. Literally everything we do creates it. And with so many of us, the amount of waste generated has reached 2 billion tons a year and continues to grow at an alarming rate. What if there was a way to put all this waste to good use? This is exactly the question that sparked the foundation of UBQ Materials. We set out on a mission to rethink the very notion of waste and turn it into something good, useful, even celebrated. For thousands of years, consumption was a straight line, and at the end of it was a pile of garbage. It is the dawn of a new era, because we’ve successfully bent that line into a perfect circle.

The Breakthrough

Converting unsorted waste into a sustainable raw material. 


Using a patented conversion process, UBQ Materials turns landfill-destined municipal solid waste, including all organics, into UBQ™, a climate-positive, cost-competitive, and fully recyclable raw material. A sustainable replacement to virgin petroleum plastic, wood or concrete, UBQ™ is a circular solution that diverts waste and protects finite natural resources. UBQ™ is an easy material swap that can be integrated into existing manufacturing processes to reduce the carbon footprint of end-products in a wide variety of industries and applications.

Using business as a force for good™

What does it mean to be a Certified B Corporation™?


It means being driven by purpose as much as profit. It means envisioning a new kind of economy where sustainability is taken for granted. It means using business as a force for good. UBQ Materials proudly became a Certified B Corp™ in 2018—and we didn’t stop there. UBQ was named Best for the World for the environment the following year. This honor goes to the top 10% of B Corps in each area—truly the best of the best.

Be a part of the solution - come work with us!

UBQ is growing and looking for our next all-star. Are you passionate about cleantech, a natural problem solver, and driven to make the world better? We want to hear from you.