Israeli Firm says it can Turn Garbage into Bio-based Plastic

UBQ Materials, an Israeli firm, is commercializing technology to convert municipal solid waste into plastics which they say will dramatically change waste management systems throughout the world and make landfills a thing of the past. UBQ has been working on this process for five years which is being demonstrated at their pilot plant in southern Israel's Negev Desert. Processing one ton of municipal waste per hour, the pilot plant prevents between three and 30 tons of CO2 from being created by keeping waste out of landfills and decomposing.

The material produced from this process can be used as an additive in plastics and molded into bricks, beams, planters, cans, and construction materials.