Tato Bigio is Co-Founder and the CEO of UBQ Materials.
Prior to UBQ, Tato co-founded and managed Merhav Renewable Energies (MRE) which was successfully sold in 2008.
In addition, Tato was President and CEO on Ampal-American Israel Corporation which is traded in both the NASDAQ and the Tel Aviv Stock exchange.
Tato has a wide international business development experience, project development & financing, environmental industry and publicly traded companies (NASDAQ). He is skilled in Entrepreneurship, Negotiation, Business Planning, International Business, and Go-to-market Strategy.
He is also a member of the Board of the Israel-America Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Tato holds an MBA and BA in Economics and Finance from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
UBQ Materials has developed an advanced conversion technology, patenting the world's first thermoplastic material made of unsorted household waste. A revolutionary way to divert waste from landfills and transform it into an effective, bio-based, recyclable material with infinite applications as a substitute for conventional plastics.
By taking organic materials that would otherwise decompose in landfills, UBQ Materials prevents the emission of methane and other toxins. Producing one ton of UBQ™ prevents 11.7 tons of CO2eq (GWP20) from polluting the environment, leading Quantis to define UBQ™ as ‘the most climate-positive thermoplastic material on the market’.
In this talk, Bigio will give an update on the climate positive products currently being created with UBQ™ throughout the plastics industry, helping numerous companies offset their carbon emissions. Bigio will explain why he believes UBQ™ has the potential to eliminate landfills, replace linear consumption models with a circular economy, and create a world where waste is no longer wasted.