Israel's litterbugs testified that the reason they littered was "not seeing a trash can nearby," or "not noticing" that they had done so, though they believe others likely do it "just for fun."
"Even though the UAE observes strict modesty laws, the public is still quite interested in the myriad of ways that they can change how they look."
UBQ's tech allows companies to turn all types of waste – including food scraps and plants, various plastics, cartons and even dirty diapers – into useful raw materials, called thermoplastics.
With the approval by the Medical Equipment Division of the Health Ministry, the technology has received the go ahead from both the CE certification board as well as the US FDA.
The plastic is a real hazard the could clog up the seawater pumps used for cooling during the electricity generation process.
CEO of UBQ Tato Bigio said that the agreement is an important first step in getting leading plastics manufacturers to use environmentally friendly substitutions.
"While you may be calming your conscience, you're still liable to be polluting the environment," said Prof. Shenkar on the use of bioplastic dishes.
Environmental Protection Minister Gila Gamliel called the step "a win-win-win situation."