Tel Aviv – January 18, 2023 – UBQ Materials, climate tech developer of advanced materials made from unrecyclable and organic waste, announced today that leading polymers distributor Plastribution and Casting Support Systems (CSS) Group will develop a new line of sustainable totes for the warehouse and logistics sectors using UBQ™.
CSS Group company, Versatote, will produce the new range of tote boxes, which incorporate the climate positive UBQ™ alongside use of other recycled materials. Versatote will utilize UBQ™ as an easy materials swap for polypropylene to reduce the totes’ carbon footprint. Introducing UBQ™ will have no impact on the physical properties of the tote boxes and requires no changes in the manufacturing process or required machinery.
UBQ™ is a sustainable plastic substitute converted entirely from organic and unrecyclable waste. Biobased and highly recyclable, UBQ™ offers a climate-positive solution towards a circular economy. One ton of UBQ™ in place of virgin polypropylene can save 11.7 tons of CO2-eq, equal to the carbon sequestration of 948 trees.
UBQ Materials is part of Plastribution’s Sustainable Materials Portfolio, which includes a range of innovative materials from supply partners. Plastribution recommended UBQ Materials to CSS Group to develop fully sustainable totes in response to growing demand from customers for eco-conscious products.
“Plastribution has been one of our most trusted suppliers for over 25 years, and we knew we could count on them to provide the backup we required on this project,” said Chris Danby, Versatote’s sales manager. “The UBQ™ material is perfect for our needs, providing us with a means to aim for climate positivity with no noticeable drop in performance.”
Demand for UBQ™ continues to build globally, as companies work to reach carbon reduction commitments in the production of end-products. As a result, UBQ Materials will open a new facility in the Netherlands with an annual production output of 80,000 tons of UBQ™, further bridging the gap between the global ecosystems of waste and materials.
“Corporations are committing to sustainable practices and minimizing their environmental footprint through the purchase of eco-conscious products,” said Jack ‘Tato’ Bigio, co-CEO and cofounder of UBQ Materials. “CSS Group’s decision to create sustainable products further strengthens this commitment and enables everyone to play a role in reducing emissions and waste.”
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.
Nicole Kaufman Grubner