Bertrand Piccard is a man with a singular vision. He wants to change the zero waste technology conversation from one that envisions a cleaner future to one that affirms a sustainable present. The force behind the Solar Impulse Foundation, Piccard has long believed sustainability challenges and economic growth could exist side-by-side, exploring efficient solutions that positively affect the environment and global quality of life.
The foundation’s 1000+ Solutions Guide identifies over a thousand clean and profitable technology solutions that give political and economic decision-makers the tools they need to implement more ambitious energy and eco-friendly policies while reaching their environmental goals.
Explorers for Sustainability
UBQ™ Materials is proud to have its waste conversion technology selected by the Solar Impulse Foundation as a climate-friendly solution that preserves natural resources, generate profits, and helps manufacturers improve their local communities.
UBQ’s technology to reduce waste was subject to rigorous eligibility conditions, including:
- Membership in the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions
- Developing an innovative physical product, technology, industrial process, or service
- Current or aimed commercialization
- Producing a solution that contributes to at least one of the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 6 for clean water and sanitation; SDG 7 for affordable and clean energy; SDG 9 for industry, innovation, and infrastructure; SDG 11 for sustainable cities and communities; SDG 12 for responsible consumption and production
UBQ’s plastic alternative material is currently used to create fast-food restaurant trays, household products typically manufactured with oil-based resins, automotive parts, and more, helping manufacturers meet their sustainability challenges head-on.
What is the Solar Impulse Label?
Solar Impulse’s Efficient Solution Label is an assessment tool for clean and profitable solutions. It’s granted to companies that focus on protecting the environment in a profitable way. The label brings exposure to existing solutions and is only awarded after a rigorous assessment by external independent experts.
Selection criteria are guided by three themes:
- Feasibility, which calls for the manufacturing of a product at scale to be technically feasible
- Environment, which requires the solution to deliver an incremental environmental benefit vs. a mainstream alternative
- Profitability, which demonstrates the product’s economic benefits, such as the total cost of ownership
UBQ’s patented process of converting landfill-destined waste into a sustainable, climate-positive material beautifully exemplifies the Solar Impulse Foundation’s ideology that “From a victim of pollution, you become an actor of change.” To learn more about the UBQ process, get in touch with us today.