Diapers could hold answers for Oregon


After only five years of development an Israeli company, UBQ Materials (stands for “ubiquitous”) has patented a process that breaks down regular household waste such as dirty diapers, food scraps, garden trimmings, all plastics, paper – virtually everything except metal and glass, and turns it into a bio-based thermo-plastic that can be utilized either on its own or as an additive.

The first product to be made from UBQ Materials for the public, appropriately, was recycling bins, of which Central Virginia Waste Management Authority bought 2,000.

UBQ Materials is looking to expand production into the U.S. and so far have listed Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Texas and North Carolina as possible production sites.

How about Oregon?

Diane Daiute

Sweet Home