BBIA, advancing the UK circular bioeconomy
Welcome to the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), representing companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment.
Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials.
With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
BBIA’s inaugural Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at Futamura UK, considers the progress BBIA has made over its first two years and the work still to do. Read more
The BBIA has published a document aiming to clarify the role of biodegradable packaging in the circular economy and clear up persisting myths around biodegradable bioplastics. The document defines biodegradable as 'materials which are certified [...]
BBIA, European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute respond to misconceptions in National Geographic article on plastic waste
The BBIA has penned a joint letter with European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute in response to an article published in National Geographic. The article plays on a series of misconception regarding bioplastics and the [...]
BBIA welcomes as a new member the Israeli company TIPA, producers of compostable packaging. A spokesperson for TIPA said: "TIPA is a developer and producer of novel compostable flexible packaging solutions. We look forward to [...]
The BBIA has submitted its response to HM Treasury's consultation on the potential use of economic incentives to reduce single-use plastic waste and stimulate innovation in packaging technology and recycling. The document, submitted on 18 May [...]
BBIA member Woolcool has been recognised by a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Set up in 2009, Woolcool has created a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and [...]
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