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 cellulose-based film producer Innovia Films, highlights the potential for the bio-based solutions to contribute to the UK economy. With a new government in place, the time is right to create a positive environment for investment. Read more
Loowatt produces clean and chemical-free human waste solutions for events in the UK and for domestic use in the developing world. Using a patented and simple sealing technology to contain human waste within biodegradable film, with a [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be among the speakers at EFIB 2016 (European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy). The event, which combines discussion on business and policy within the industry with the opportunity [...]
Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan 2016-2017, outlining how it plans to invest around £561 million into helping businesses innovate, with the bioeconomy one of its priorities. The plan for the financial year explains [...]
Edinburgh eco packaging firm and BBIA member Vegware has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the SME’s 60th accolade. This recognises Vegware’s innovations in zero waste for foodservice – compostable catering disposables [...]
Biodegradable plastics need to be clearly labelled, in order to enhance consumer awareness and help distinguish compostable plastics from other non-compostable polymers, according to a paper by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The conclusion comes as [...]
On the Web
Italian biotech firm, Novamont, is conducting blind tests on compostable fruit and vegetable [...]
In the United Kingdom, there is no strategy supporting the development of the [...]
An industry-wide expansion of sustainable plastic initiatives suchDell’s recycled plastic and Algix’s bioplastic [...]
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