U.S.-based manufacturer Cascade Engineering has partnered with Israeli-clean-tech startup, UBQ Materials, to create automotive parts made by converting unsorted trash — everything from banana peels to diapers — into mixed plastics and paper.

One of the first to trial UBQ as a substitute to traditional oil-based resins, the two companies partnered in an R&D relationship in mid-2018. Among the many developments, Cascade has engaged sister company, Noble Polymers, to compound UBQ inside their formulations.

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