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 Futamura UK, considers the progress BBIA has made over its first two years and the work still to do. Read more
BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be taking part in a panel discussion on plastics at the Labour Party conference called, 'Don't bottle it: How can Labour lead the purge on plastics?'. The fringe event [...]
Australian compostable packaging producer BioPak has teamed up with Soilco to produce a simple and clear video showing how food waste and compostable packaging should be handled together to provide organic matter that can then be [...]
The Advertising Standards Authority of the UK uphold a claim against a company advertising plastic bags as ‘biodegradable’
In what is believed to be a landmark ruling for the UK, the ASA has determined that the use of the term ‘biodegradable’ as used by Ancol Pet Products for their Refill Poop Bag Rolls [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman recently saw a comment published in full in Packaging News regarding a number of myths surrounding the bioplastics industry. You can view the article in full here.
BBIA member the REA's Organics Recycling Group is pleased to confirm after discussions with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and much work by BBIA member Vegware, that the [...]
On the Web
Parliament is set to start using compostable cutlery, coffee cups, drinking straws and [...]
Waitrose is to remove all plastic bags by next March saving around 550 [...]
The BBC's Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems [...]