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Transforming the role of the circular bioeconomy

BBIA is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy

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.

Chairman’s Message

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BBIA’s inaugural Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at Futamura UK, reflects on BBIA’s first year and looks forward to challenges and opportunities to come. Read more

Market
development

Promoting research, development and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and their derived consumer products

Consumer
awareness

Advancing study of environmental, economic and social impacts of bio-based products, including market research and consumer behaviour affecting use and acceptance of these materials

Industry
engagement

Encouraging debate and action in connected areas such as waste management, soil, air and water quality, farming, climate change, the marine environment and resource issues

Promoting recognised standards

Participation in the promotion and active development of nationally and internationally recognised standards and certification programmes for products according to their specific applications

Introducing our members

BBIA welcomes members from across the bio-based and biodegradable sector involved in designing and producing products to grow the bioeconomy.

Take a look at what our members are up to.

BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy that will encourage a world leading bioeconomy appropriate to the UK’s industrial structure and availability of natural resources.

Click here to see case studies from BBIA members Aquapak, BioBag, Ecospray, Futamura, Snow Business, Vegware and Woolcool to see how they are helping to grow the bioeconomy in the UK.

Our News

21Jul, 2017

Apply now for EFIB PitchFest 2017

By | July 21st, 2017|Categories: Our news|

Applications for the EFIB PitchFest must be submitted by 31 July. Part of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), the PitchFest is back for its second year, helping to raise awareness of investment [...]

5Jul, 2017

Newman to speak to International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association about fostering relationship

By | July 5th, 2017|Categories: Our news|

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be speaking at a meeting of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11 July. David will be discussing how a relationship between the [...]

28Jun, 2017

Introducing the BS 8001 Circular Economy standard

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Our news|

BSI, the UK’s national standards organisation, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, ‘BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide’, the world’s first for [...]

20Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

By | June 20th, 2017|Categories: Our news|

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please [...]

10Apr, 2017

Newman contributes to sustainable coffee capsule debate

By | April 10th, 2017|Categories: Our news|

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently interviewed for a feature in Caffeine magazine regarding the environmental impact of coffee capsules and how biodegradable pods are beginning to provide a greener solution to daily coffee [...]

On the Web

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Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

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July 21st, 2017|

Driving a car made from biodegradable materials

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