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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.

Our News

15Sep, 2016

New €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

By | September 15th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

BBIA member and bioeconomy consultancy NNFCC is to provide innovation services to the new Horizon 2020 SuperBIO project, which aims to provide innovation services to SMEs to support the development of cross-border value chains within the bioeconomy. [...]

12Sep, 2016

The Importance of Design

By | September 12th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador In a circular economy, design has a major role to play. The use of biomaterials requires design that enhances the functionalities of the material. For example, theAdnams distribution centre at Southwold [...]

4Aug, 2016

Start-ups and research projects sought for Young Biotech Award 2016

By | August 4th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

Biotechnology start-ups or projects are being sought to apply for the Young Biotech Award 2016. Leading French biocluster Genopole has launched the award for the sixth time this week and has for the first time [...]

3Aug, 2016

New ministerial responsibilities at Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy clarified

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|

The newly-formed Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has confirmed the roles and responsibilities of its ministers this week, reports edie.net, two weeks after the department was created in Theresa May's reshuffle of government. [...]

1Aug, 2016

Fearnley-Whittingstall’s ‘War on Waste’ highlights need to develop sustainable solutions for food and drink packaging

By | August 1st, 2016|Categories: Our news|

Celebrity chef and environmental campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall returned to the BBC last week (28 July) for an hour-long programme documenting his War on Waste. Over recent months a debate has been raging about the recyclability of [...]

On the Web

Germany could call for removal of EU recycling targets

The German government wants all recycling targets in the EU’s Circular Economy Package [...]

September 20th, 2016|

France could face legal action over disposable plates and cutlery ban

The French Government could face legal action after a law was passed to [...]

September 20th, 2016|

‘Vital’ food waste recycling plan gives industry plan of attack

A Food Waste Recycling Action Plan developed by a range of stakeholders in [...]

July 11th, 2016|

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