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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

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 [...]

28Jul, 2016

Here’s how BBIA member Vegware helps events reach 72% recycling

By | July 28th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

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, [...]

18Jul, 2016

BBIA urges Defra to undertake soil quality consultation

By | July 18th, 2016|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

On the Web

‘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|

European Bioplastics backs revised EU sustainability report

European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste [...]

June 14th, 2016|

Fish eat plastic like teens eat fast food, researchers say

Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the [...]

June 6th, 2016|

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