Converting Household Waste into Valuable Plastics

With scalable, cost-effective and climate positive measures, UBQ Materials has repositioned landfill-destined waste as a valuable resource, taking the very notion of waste and turning it into something beneficial – the beginning of a new material and the building block of a world without waste. 

Tato Bigio, Co-founder and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials, joined Jeff Wooster, Global Sustainability Director at Dow, to discuss how UBQ is revolutionizing the waste conversion process, enabling us to take the entirety of household waste and use it to develop a material and a non-linear system that moves us closer to a more circular economy.

Tato Bigio

Meet Tato Bigio


Co-founder and Co-CEO at UBQ Materials

Co-Founder and Co-CEO of UBQ Materials, Tato Bigio is redefining household waste as a valuable material feedstock for the manufacturing industry. Bigio draws from over two decades in the industrial and renewable energy sectors. Prior to UBQ, co-founded and managed Merhav Renewable Energies (MRE), where he developed and implemented large-scale wind, solar and bioethanol projects around the world. Before selling MRE in 2008, Tato served as the President and CEO of Ampal-American Israel Corporation, an investment company traded on both the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv stock exchanges. A native of Lima-Peru, Bigio grew up in the shores of the Pacific Ocean with a passion for diving and sailing which he carries till today.

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