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How the World Can Solve its 2-Billion-Ton Trash Problem

Bloomberg discusses the alarming effects of the world’s trash problem.

      14 Jul 2019

In a recent article, Bloomberg highlights the alarming trash problem and how the world is trying to deal with it. The article begins by discussing a concern spreading throughout Southeast Asia: the dumping of rich countries’ unwanted waste. Between January and November last year, 5.8 million tons of trash was exported from the U.S., Japan, and Germany. Now, governments across Asia are saying no to the imports of trash that cannot be easily recycled.


Through the UBQ process, we convert trash–including organic materials like food waste– into a versatile material that is useful across industries and reduces carbon footprints.


The Bloomberg article demonstrates the importance of UBQ. Through our process, we are able to effectively make use of trash and promote a truly circular economy. UBQ deals with the world’s trash problem by making something useful of it.


To read more, click here to read the Bloomberg article.



“The solution could lie in new technologies and a change in social behavior that reduces and even eliminates the need for landfills and incinerators.”



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