Plastic pollution | Weekly podcast

Can waste be converted into plastic?

This week: Tato Bigio, CEO of UBQ Materials Israel, explains how waste destined for landfill can be converted into new thermoplastic material that can take the place of traditional plastics in potentially thousands of products. He says that the thermoplastic is competitive on price, significantly cuts emissions and outperforms traditional plastic on a full lifecycle analysis basis.

Plus, in the news digest: Unilever pledges to halve food waste and boost non-meat products; UK’s ten-point green recovery plan; slow corporate progress according to new human rights benchmark; and, how RSPO certification can help farmer community incomes – but additional resources often required.  

Host: Ian Welsh

Upcoming events See all

The Future of Food USA

Calendar icon Virtual (US Central Time Zone)

Location icon 23rd - 25th March 2021

Sustainable Apparel and Textiles Conference

Calendar icon Virtual

Location icon 27th - 29th April 2021

Climate Innovation Forum

Calendar icon Virtual

Location icon 25th - 27th May 2021

The Future of Food Europe

Calendar icon Virtual (BST Time Zone)

Location icon 15th - 17th June 2021

Stay updated with the latest news, insights and updates

Sign up to our newsletter