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Israeli startup turns household waste into bio-based plastic


A new modular conversion technology turns unsorted household waste into reusable raw material rendering future use of landfills obsolete.

As society adopts the moto of ‘waste not want not’, innovation has stepped in to play its part. We have seen inventive techniques to reduce waste. For example, the mobile app Provision which connects food pantries across Chicago. This connection increases efficiency as it helps home owners to better share and distribute their extra food. A team of researchers in Taiwan have also combatted household wastage. They have done this by developing a new way of recycling used diapers. Using a sophisticated decomposition process, they can retrieve the reusable materials in the diapers. UBQ have now gone a step further by developing a waste conversion technique suitable for large scale use.

UBQ’s team of scientists, engineers and material specialists have come up with a solution to household waste disposal. Instead of the traditional waste separation and sorting, UBQ have developed a system by which all household waste can be combined upon disposal. This then passes through the UBQ system. After being collected, the waste is sorted in order to remove any recyclable materials. The remaining waste is then dried and shredded before passing through the advanced conversion reactor system. This conversion process reduces the material down into its basic components. The system produces no harmful emissions, uses no water and is energy efficient. The resultant homogeneous material is then made into pellets to be used in factories worldwide. The UBQ Material is suitable for a range of purposes, such as a substitution for plastic or wood. This zero-waste approach seeks to revolutionize the way we process household waste.

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