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Global Methane Pledge

We here at UBQ were thrilled and proud to hear the news that Israel has joined the Global Methane Pledge. By doing so, the country takes the ambitious step of committing to cut methane emissions by 30% by 2030.   This pledge, first announced by the US and EU in September, marks a shift in […]

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Introduction to Methane
Introduction to Methane

It seems like methane has become the hot new topic in climate change discussions (no pun intended). So what is methane, and why are we hearing so much about it these days?   What is methane?   Like the better-known carbon dioxide (CO2), methane is a greenhouse gas (GHG). This means that, like a greenhouse, […]

UBQ at the European Green Investment Summit

On September 29, I was incredibly honored to have the chance to speak at the residence of the British Ambassador to Israel. The European Green Investment Summit brought together 20 British Embassies in advance of COP26, the UN’s global climate conference to be hosted by the UK starting later this month. I also had the […]

Energy Globe Award
UBQ Wins the Energy Globe Award 2021

We are excited to announce that UBQ Materials has been selected as a National Winner for the 2021 Energy Globe Award!     The award ceremony took place on October 7th, 2021 at UBQ headquarters in Tel Aviv, where Hannah Liko, the Austrian Ambassador to Israel, granted the award to Tato Bigio, UBQ’s CEO and […]

Introduction to the COP
Introduction to the COP

With COP 26 coming up, you may have seen a lot of mentions of “the COP” or “COP26” over the past few weeks. You’ve probably gathered that it has something to do with the climate—but what is it exactly, and how does it get its name? Read on for a brief explainer to help you […]

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UBQ at The Greener Manufacturing Show
UBQ at The Greener Manufacturing Show

This year, The Greener Manufacturing Show 2021 is taking place alongside Plastic Free World Conference & Expo, the world’s largest international conference and exhibition for companies looking for technical, manufacturing, packaging, and material solutions to help eliminate plastic waste and reduce their plastic footprint.   The events will take place on November 10-11, 2021 in […]

GPS + PEPP 2021

This year, The Global Plastics Summit (GPS) will join forces with the Polyethylene-Polypropylene Chain Global Technology & Business Forum (PEPP), featuring the theme of ‘Future Plastic Markets: Supply Chains and Innovation in Extraordinary Times.’   The GPS + PEPP 2021 event will take place October 25-28, 2021. The virtual event will highlight the global plastics […]

UBQ EU REACH Compliant
UBQ Materials Completed EU REACH Registration

100% UBQ™ Powder became certified by EU REACH – allowing easy commerce into the EU, advancing UBQ’s global expansion.     Tel Aviv, Israel – September 22, 2021 – According to Article 8 of Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization […]

How UBQ Materials is Transforming the Plastics Industry

Plastic production is on the rise and fossil fuels continue to make up the majority of their feedstocks. Plastic is not just drinking straws; plastic is everywhere – laptops, pipes, appliances, cars, car keys, to name just a few.   If we look around us at the things we have purchased and things we use […]

What the Plastics Industry Should Take Away from the IPCC Report

Now that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) has released their latest alarming climate report, and we’ve gathered the major takeaways from the AR6 report, what can the plastics industry expect in the coming years? How can manufacturers maximize the benefits of the material (prevention of food waste, for example) and proactively address the […]

Main Takeaways from the IPCC’s Latest Climate Report
Major Takeaways from the IPCC’s Latest Climate Report

The most recent AR6 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC) delivers stark warnings about the future of our planet. Read on for some of the report’s major takeaways.   1. We are living in a climate crisis The current level of warming has likely not been seen for 125,000 years. Our oceans […]