Science-of-beauty

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.

Our News

15Mar, 2017

European Parliament vote strengthens link between bioeconomy and circular economy

By | March 15th, 2017|Categories: Our news|

The European Parliament has approved its Environment Committee's (ENVI) waste legislative proposals created as part of the Parliamentary response to the EU's Circular Economy Package. As a consequence of the proposals being taken on by [...]

3Mar, 2017

Co-op using Novamont’s biodegradable and compostable carrier bags

By | March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|

The Co-op uses a biodegradable and compostable carrier bag supplied by BBIA member Novamont to cut down on the amount of plastic waste leaking into the environment. Made using Novamont's MATER-BI bioplastic, the bag can [...]

2Mar, 2017

Kick off of RES URBIS project

By | March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Our news|

BBIA is participating in the project RES URBIS (RESOURCES FROM URBAN BIO-WASTE), which began on 1 January. This project is coordinated by the University of La Sapienza in Rome and it is based on the development of [...]

23Feb, 2017

It’s time to ditch disposable plastics – video

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|

Media company Zinc, which aims to inspire positive social change, has created a video showing how disposable plastic products are leaking into the environment, harming wildlife and, eventually, humans. The video contains shocking footage of [...]

20Feb, 2017

10 per cent BBIA discount for the International Conference on Bio-based Materials

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

Friends and members of the BBIA are being offered a special 10 per cent reduction off of the registration price for the 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials. Hosted by nova-Institute in Cologne over the [...]

On the Web

Huge plastic waste footprint revealed

Soft drinks makers admit more needs to be done to stop people [...]

March 16th, 2017|

Could this compostable coffee capsule solve the great circular economy challenge?

As the coffee cup recycling debate continues to grab national headlines, a new [...]

March 8th, 2017|

Only 14 per cent of plastics are recycled – Can tech innovation tackle the rest?

The world recycles just 14 per cent of the plastic packaging it uses. Even [...]

March 2nd, 2017|

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