UBQ Materials has joined the Net Zero 2030 movement, declaring a climate emergency and setting a roadmap for immediate carbon reduction.
The Net Zero 2030 movement positions UBQ to demonstrate its commitments by participating in the most aggressive climate action effort. We believe it would be a breach of our duties as executives of the company and custodians of our stakeholders’ interests to sit back and ignore the reality in front of us in a time of crucial importance.
UBQ is a Certified B Corporation. We are part of the global community of businesses that meet the highest verified standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and legal accountability. Over 3,000 B Corps in the world, hailing from more than 70 countries and 150 industries, are harnessing the power of business to solve major social and environmental challenges facing the world today, including the climate crisis.
The B Corporation movement is about leadership. All B Corporations sign a Declaration of Interdependence stating the belief that ”all business ought to be conducted as if people and place mattered. . . . and thus we are responsible for each other and future generations.” As part of the B Corp Climate Collective, we are working together to take action on the climate emergency. We recognize the unique and powerful role that we play as purpose-driven businesses to reverse climate change.
A climate emergency declaration is just the beginning. UBQ has mapped a framework of action to guide its business in the upcoming years.
UBQ™ is a bio-based, climate positive, and recyclable material that can replace conventional plastics in the manufacturing of everyday products.
What does this have to do with climate change?
UBQ™ is actually made from unsorted household waste – everything from chicken bones and dirty diapers to banana peels, paper and mixed plastics. By diverting this landfill-destined waste, UBQ™ prevents the emission of methane, ground water leakage and other environmental harms. Every ton of UBQ™ produced prevents 11.7 tons of CO2eq from polluting our planet. Life Cycle Assessment auditors Quantis designated UBQ™ as “The Most Climate Positive Thermoplastic Material on the Market”.
Defining the circular economy in a recent white paper, the Ellen MacArthur Foundation identified three core tenets:
The UBQ™ proprietary waste conversion process is a target technology in the constellation and definition of how we see the circular economy going from theory to practice. UBQ has the potential to not only address the waste epidemic, valorizing waste so it does not pollute — it also provides a renewable material for the global trade market. UBQ has found a viable solution to feed the growing market demand of materials while emptying landfills and saving finite natural resources for future generations.
With this Declaration, UBQ Materials recognizes that the climate emergency requires immediate and radical action. We hope that this public commitment encourages our peers, colleagues and industry partners to take their own actions that will positively contribute to the wellbeing of our planet and society.