Tel Aviv, July 11, 2022 – This week, Real Leaders® launched the inaugural Eco Innovation Awards to its global community of social impact executives. This distinction celebrates achievement in environmental impact. As a long-time advocate for businesses that build sustainability into their business models, Real Leaders wanted to recognize the products, projects, and initiatives that are actively contributing to a healthier planet. Entries were judged on creativity, innovation, originality, measurable impact and needed to be designed to help solve an environmental issue.
UBQ Materials was named as one of the Top 50 winners in the 2022 Real Leaders Eco Innovation Awards. UBQ™, patented by UBQ Materials, is a novel thermoplastic made entirely from landfill-destined waste, including all organics. The bio-based material can be seamlessly integrated in existing manufacturing processes and used across industries to help businesses meet their sustainability goals.
“This is such a critical moment for our planet,” says Julie Van Ness, CEO of Real Leaders. “The latest IPCC report’s dire climate warning has made it clear there is no time to waste. It’s going to take all of us working together, especially business leaders who can leverage their influence and power in service to the planet. That’s why we dedicated our Q3 issue to business-led solutions for tackling the climate crisis; and we’re excited to introduce the world to our Eco Innovation Award-winning companies and CEOs who are doing just that. This issue is a must-read for purpose-driven leaders who want to be a part of the solution.”
“We are honored to see UBQ Materials recognized by Real Leaders as a winner of the Eco Innovation Awards” said Albert Douer, Co-CEO at UBQ Materials. “Our determination to develop an advanced material, made entirely of unsorted waste, including all organics, has driven us to go above and beyond even our own expectations. This honored recognition is not only a proud moment for UBQ, but also for our partners who are implementing UBQ™ material in their products to advance their various sustainability development goals.”
About Real Leaders
Real Leaders is a membership community for impact leaders with a global media platform dedicated to driving positive change. It’s on a mission to unite farsighted leaders to transform our short-sighted world. Founded in 2010, Real Leaders recognized early on those businesses bore a responsibility to be as cognizant of their impact on employees, society, and the planet as they are on their bottom line. Real Leaders is a B Corporation, member of the UN Global Compact, and is independently owned.
About UBQ Materials
UBQ Materials Ltd. has developed an advanced conversion technology, patenting the world’s first bio-based thermoplastic (UBQ™) made entirely of unsorted household waste, including all the organics—a revolutionary way to divert municipal solid waste from landfills and convert it into a sustainable substitute for oil-based plastics. A certified B Corp™, UBQ is a globally awarded climate tech company with customers including Mercedes-Benz, global retail solutions provider Mainetti, PepsiCo, and Arcos Dorados, the world’s largest franchisee of McDonald’s restaurants across Latin America. With a climate-positive impact and cost-competitive price, UBQ™ empowers manufacturers with a simple transition to greater sustainability.
Learn more by visiting www.ubqmaterials.com.
Nicole Kaufman Grubner