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How Retailers can Ensure Sustainable Supply Chains

No longer an abstract conservation designed to appeal to changing consumer tastes, sustainability has in the past year become a serious endeavor for retailers. With 60 percent of consumers across all generations saying they’re willing to change their shopping habits to reduce environmental impact, retailers like Levi’s, IKEA, and Lush are taking steps to reduce water […]

2021 Impact Investing Market Trends

For the past decade, the Global Impact Investing Network (GIIN) has released its annual survey on the state of the impact investing world. The 2020 Annual Impact Investor Survey released in June shares data compiled from nearly 300 of the world’s leading impact investors. These investors collectively manage over $404 billion of impact investing assets, an important sub-group […]

Case Study: Arcos Dorados

The world’s largest independent McDonald’s franchisee,  Arcos Dorados operates the most extensive quick-service restaurant chain in Latin America and the Caribbean. The company or its sub-franchisees operate around seven percent of McDonald’s locations worldwide. That translates into more than 2,250 restaurants in 20 countries with over 100,000 employees.   Arcos Dorados is committed to making […]

Case Study: Mainetti

About Mainetti As the world of fashion and retail has evolved, so too has Mainetti. A company that started as a plastic garment hanger manufacturer co-founded by a skilled Italian racing car mechanic has today turned into a world leader in providing pioneering solutions that solve real retail problems. Mainetti is also leading the charge […]

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UBQ Materials and Plastics App partnership makes sustainable 3D printing functional

The partnership arises from growing demand for zero-waste supply chain manufacturing to support companies’ sustainable development goals. TEL AVIV, Israel (May 12, 2021) – UBQ Materials, developer of the most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the market, today announced a partnership with Plastics App, a leading R&D company in tailor-made applicative innovation for polymers and plastics. […]

Resin Prices Rising – Time for Alternatives to Plastics

Did you know plastics were first invented as a substitute for natural ivory? In the late 1800s, a New York firm offered $10,000 to whoever could provide a substitute for the ivory it used in its billiard balls. John Wesley Hyatt discovered such a material by treating cotton-derived cellulose with camphor. The pliable and easily […]

UBQ Certified to ISO:9001 Quality Management System

Quality management is at the root of every high-performing business’s success. ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification supports an organization’s efforts to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience. A rigorous approach to quality management, including ISO 9001 certification, wins customer loyalty and boosts your brand’s reputation. What is the ISO 9001? Certifications are helpful […]

Benefits of a Zero-Waste Supply Chain

The importance of a sustainable supply chain goes far beyond eco-friendliness. A zero-waste supply chain also helps improve productivity and save money. Businesses and manufacturers that employ a zero-waste supply chain model are finding new ways to meet a growing consumer demand for sustainability while eliminating things like packaging and food waste, cutting out inefficiencies, […]

Keter Group Partners with UBQ Materials to Produce Sustainable Home and Garden Goods at Scale

Solidifying commitment to sustainability, Keter to introduce climate-positive UBQ™ material into product lines in a three-year contract, with plans for production worldwide manufacturing applications   TEL AVIV, Israel – April 7, 2021 – UBQ Materials, developer of the most climate positive thermoplastic material on the market, today announced that Keter Group, the world’s largest resin-based […]

Techstars Sustainability Summit

Techstars is hosting the first-ever Sustainability Summit on April 15, and UBQ has been selected as a finalist for the challenge. The Heritage Group, one of the challenge partners, expressed their interest in learning more about UBQ™ technology, which led to a final selection process in which UBQ Materials was nominated as one of the […]