news, Reports, Stories

our Recycling boards are now available in all coop bau&Hobby Markets

After a successful first phase as of November 2019 in 6 Coop Bau+Hobby branches, we are supplying all 39 branches throughout Switzerland with our recycling boards as of December 2020!  

We are delighted about the trust and cooperation with Coop Bau+Hobby and their customers. We have "captured" the customer reactions in the video. 

Swiss Innovation Forum 17.-19. November 2020

Als eines von drei Start-ups wurden wir vom Kanton Aargau für die Teilnahme am Swiss Innovation Forum 2020 nominiert! 

Super - ein tolles Zeichen der Anerkennung unseres innovativen Produktes.   

Während des dreitägigen Online Events hatten wir viele Netzwerkmöglichkeiten um uns und unsere Produkte schweizweit bekannt zu machen.


Opening of the cleantechLAB In Liestal

Sustainable start-ups receive support                  

On 15 October 2020 the opening of cleantechLAB was celebrated in a joint networking event with the Startup Academy Liestal. Upboards was one of the selected 6 start-ups, which were invited to introduce themselves. 

The approx. 120 participants (online and on site) were enthusiastic about our recycling boards! 

Thanks to the organizers for allowing us to present our plates made of recycled plastic waste and their application examples!    

SERVICE launch OCTOBER 2020: online shop                 

Our recycling boards can now be ordered online!  

Visit our webshop and find there as well our popular products and services.    

We also offer cutting services for our recycling boards. Based on your sketches or drawings, we will be happy to advise you on the best order.   

Product launch September 2020: outdoor Cabinet  

Nothing is left lying around in the garden or on the terrace: Our spacious outdoor cabinet is ideal for storing garden tools, cushions or equipment in a weatherproof location. The cabinet can be opened and closed elegantly by remote control. The materials used make the cabinet extremely stable and maintenance free. 

The cabinet can be ordered in our shop, where further trays can also be requested via the comments field in the shopping cart.  

Product launch June 2020: Bicycle Shelters with roof greening  

     Velopa has eveloped bicycle shelters with green roofs in cooperation with the Advisory Centre for Nature and Environment. The greenery consists of undemanding, low, low-maintenance vegetation such as sedum plants, wild flowers or herb mixtures.

Our sustainably produced boards made of 100% recycled mixed plastic form the substrate for this. This special roof structure also protects the green roof permanently against frost and thus the freezing of the roots.

Combine the protection for your bicycles with more habitat for plants and small animals: a valuable contribution to biodiversity! 

The bicycle shelters are available immediately from Velopa.
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Product launch May 2020: Mähroboter Garage 

Together with Lüscher-Landtechnik AG we developed a mowing robot garage made of weatherproof materials.           

With the robust shelter made of our recycling plates your mowing robot remains protected from rain and small hailstorms 

The mowing robot garages are now available from Lüscher Landtechnik AG. 

BLätterkatalog GRÜNER GARTEN 2020  

Supplement Coop Newspaper 21/2020

May 18, 2020

Coop Bau&Hobby advertises the cool recycled panels for indoors and outdoors in the newspaper supplement "Grüner Garten". 

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Symposium Mare Nostrum:
Against plastic waste in our seas, lakes and rivers.

Rotary International (organised by Rotary CH, Arlesheim)
March 13, 2020 - cancelled

At the Rotary event "Mare Nostrum" we would have shown upboards and our application examples for boards made of recycled plastic waste. Since the event was cancelled because of Covid-19, all participants received our video. In our video we also show you our project in the Jordanian refugee camp Zaatari.  
The video is in German, the presented use case are self explanatory.

shift switzerland 2020 

swiss plastics expo, Messe Luzern
21.-23. January 2020

Together with a medium-sized production company, which changes to more sustainable products whereever available, our end-use application "Wall scratch protection" was developed... 

Wall scratch protection with recyled material

swiss plastics expo
January 2020

Our "Wall scratch protection" made of recycled, sustainable material can be ordered now. 

UpBoards in The "Umweltarena"

We are exhibition partner of the Umweltarena in Spreitenbach!
December 2019

You find us on the 2nd floor with background information and recycled plastic board you can touch in the "building material" section.

From Waste to Plastic Boards

December 2019

The boards produced from plastic waste can be used and processed for various purposes like wooden boards, UpBoards GmbH explains in a press release. Founded at the end of last year...

Alternative made from recycled plastic

December 2019

The recycled boards from Upboards GmbH in Gränichen, Aargau, consist of 100 percent recycled plastic waste. The all-purpose boards are manufactured according to a patented process...

FIrst Mover: COop Bau&HobbY

6 Test branches in German-speaking Switzerland
November 2019

The first recycled boards for home use are available in the Coop Bau&Hobby stores in Egerkingen, Unterentfelden, Kaiseraugst, Thalwil (ZH), Interlaken and Schenkon!

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NEW LIFE For plastic waste

Circular Hub Magazin
June 2019

The UpBoards team has the vision of a completely closed circuit. On the one hand, this means that instead of new raw materials, they use recycled or used materials...