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. The time is right to create a positive environment for investment. Read more
TV chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has returned to the BBC this week to continue his 'War on Waste'. After two episodes in November 2015 highlighted the amount of food waste caused by supermarket cosmetic standards and households, [...]
BBIA's newly established working group on waste policies contributed its opinion to the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency's consultation on reviewing ‘fit for soil’ of compost and digestate under the PAS 100/110 standards. In addition to [...]
The European Compost Network has published figures showing how biowaste collection and treatment could create thousands of jobs in the UK. The figures are based on information received from ECN members. The medium value so called [...]
Speaking to Bioenergy Insight, BBIA Managing Director David Newman has given his thoughts on the decision to abolish the Department of Energy and Climate Change and dissolve its responsibilities into a newly-formed Department of Business, [...]
Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador I have recently returned from a trip to Japan and was struck by the nation's fast pace and technological advancement. The Japanese still utilise biomaterials for important projects especially when restoring [...]
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A Food Waste Recycling Action Plan developed by a range of stakeholders in [...]
European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste [...]
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the [...]
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- February 15, 2017 - February 16, 2017