UBQ Materials, climate tech developer of advanced materials made from organic and unrecyclable waste, announced today that co-Founder and co-CEO, Jack ‘Tato’ Bigio, met with Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, to discuss government support for the company’s upcoming expansion in Bergen Op Zoom.
The Prime Minister held an open dialogue with a select group of Israeli companies operating in the Netherlands to discuss how the Dutch government can better support these companies as they deepen commercial activities in the Netherlands.
“Expanding our footprint in the Netherlands is an important step in our global scale up,” said Bigio, “The Netherlands has long prioritized a circular economy and bio-based solutions to address the urgent global climate crisis. Together, we will bring positive climate impact to a previously resource-depleting system.”
UBQ Materials is beginning its global expansion in Bergen Op Zoom, Netherlands with a state of the art, industrial-scale facility, and research & development lab. The company is in the process of hiring 140 full-time employees for the facility, which will have an annual production capacity of 80,000 tons of UBQ™. The UBQ Materials facility in Bergen Op Zoom is planned for full operations in the first half of 2023.
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 alternative to oil-based plastics. A certified B Corp™, UBQ is a globally awarded climate tech company with customers including Mercedes-Benz, 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.