On the Move: Week of November 27, 2023

Innovations in waste management top this week's On the Move. See the latest company announcements including promotions, awards and more.

November 30, 2023

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1-800-GOT-JUNK? and Second Chance Toys are proud to announce their largest toy donation event to date. From November 12th to December 12th, 55 1-800-GOT-JUNK? franchises across the United States will be collecting gently used toys free-of-charge during all regularly scheduled jobs. All of the toys collected will be dropped off at charities in these franchises' local areas on December 13th, just in time for the holidays. This initiative aims to brighten the holiday season for disadvantaged children while simultaneously making significant strides in waste reduction and plastic diversion from landfills.

Rubicon Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: RBT) (“Rubicon” or the “Company”) is excited to announce it is a recipient of a 2023 Geo AWS Partner Award, recognizing leaders around the globe playing a key role helping customers drive innovation and build solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Geo and Global AWS Partner Awards recognize partners whose business models continue to evolve and thrive on AWS as they work with customers. Rubicon has worked in collaboration with AWS since 2016 in building and growing the Company’s RUBICONSmartCity™ business.

Grenova, Inc., a Virginia-based designer, manufacturer, and distributor of instruments and associated consumables for the life sciences industry, today announced the appointment of Todd Everline as Chief Financial Officer. Everline joins Grenova during a period of rapid growth as the company expands its award-winning team designed to make the life sciences industry environmentally friendly, cost effective, and efficient. Founded in 2014, Grenova is an innovative company that is revolutionizing lab consumables through high-quality waste reduction solutions.

 The European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic) selected Elkem as one of 26 companies and national associations to feature in its 2023 European Responsible Care® Awards Gallery. Elkem's collaborative Resourcing Silicones Polymers (REPOS) project was the only initiative that received commendation in the category of Circularity. It is aimed at developing eco-designed depolymerization chemistry to reduce silicone waste. The innovative depolymerization process can be conducted at ambient pressures and low temperatures, which enables a circular lifecycle and lower environmental footprint for silicone-based polymers and oils created from post-industrial and post-consumer waste.

UBQ Materials, climate tech developer of advanced materials made from waste, today announced its COP28 agenda focused on showcasing its proven resource recovery solution to convert residual household waste into climate positive UBQ™ material. UBQ Materials will for the third year join the Israel delegation at COP28 in Dubai, exhibiting in the Israel Pavilion. Additionally, UBQ Materials has partnered with the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), which unveiled the first ever Waste and Resource Pavilion, emphasizing the substantial link between waste and climate change.

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