News of UBQ Materials Partnership with CVWMA Spreads Globally

News October 1st, 2019

Dozens of news outlets were on-hand when Virginia Senator, Tommy Norment, announced the local roll out of 2,000 new recycling bins made with UBQ™ material, a novel bio-based composite made wholly from residual municipal solid waste. The feedstock used to create UBQ™ material is made up entirely of household waste that would otherwise end up in landfills; banana peels, chicken bones, contaminated plastics, and even dirty diapers.

Kim Hynes, Executive Director of Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, proudly announced that they will be the first facility to use the bins, with hopes to swiftly expand adoption throughout the state.

From a circular economics point of view, the partnership is almost poetic. Converting unsorted household waste into products that will then, in turn, stem the flow of more waste being dumped in landfills nicely frames the circular opportunity of UBQ, both as a waste disposal solution as well as an upcycled renewable alternative traditional, oil-based plastic products.

News surrounding the launch of the UBQ™ x CVWMA recycling bins spread quickly, enthusiastically reported on by local and international outlets alike.

 

Daily Press: Shad Plank: How does Virginia lure new companies?  A rare glimpse athe wooing process.  

Recycling Today: Virginia debuts partnership to turn MSW into plastic substitute 

 Richmond Times-Dispatch: Virginia showcases new Israeli technology for transforming waste and hopes economic investment follows 

CBS 6: Sabra Hummus founder could bring ‘game changer’ company to Virginia 

 Textile World: Virginia First In The U.S. To Pilot Waste Conversion Solution— Launch Partnership With UBQ Materials 

The Free Lance-Star: https://www.fredericksburg.com/news/state_region/virginia-showcases-new-israeli-technology-for-transforming-waste-and-hopes/article_edc823ee-5c5b-5766-be65-13a1007b6d9d.html 

 The Jerusalem Post: ISRAELI COMPANY UBQ PARTNERS UP WITH CVWMA, CREATES THERMOPLASTIC WASTE BINS 

 The Roanoke Times: Virginia showcases new Israeli technology for transforming waste and hopes economic investment follows 

 Trend News Agency: Israeli company Ubq partners up with cvwma, creates thermoplastic waste bins  

 Waste Advantage Magazine: Virginia First in the U.S. to Pilot Waste Conversion Solution  

 WAVY 10 (NBC): Va. first state in US to partner with company aiming to turn trash into plastic alternative 

 WFXR (FOX): Commonwealth teams with international company to create plastic alternative through trash 

 WRIC (ABC): Virginia first in US to partner with international company aiming to turn trash into plastic alternative 

 http://nocamels.com/2019/09/virginia-ubq-materials-waste-conversion/?fbclid=IwAR222Dp5iU_PY_P4rybNX2PEYOA1rEun_M1dafSL_vaBKu9rnHHF8xrjNwY 

 Plastic news :  https://www.plasticsnews.com/news/ubq-enters-us-market-recycled-materials-containers 

 

 

 

Kim Hynes, Executive Director of Central Virginia Waste Management Authority, proudly announced that they will be the first facility to use the bins, with hopes to swiftly expand adoption throughout the state.