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, considers the progress BBIA has made over its first two years and the work still to do. 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.

BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy that will encourage a world leading bioeconomy appropriate to the UK’s industrial structure and availability of natural resources.

Click here to see case studies from BBIA members Aquapak, BioBag, Ecospray, Futamura, Snow Business, Vegware and Woolcool to see how they are helping to grow the bioeconomy in the UK.

Our News

16Oct, 2018

Vegware launches Bristol collections and bring-back scheme for compostable disposables

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under [...]

9Oct, 2018

IBioIC Accelerator Programme 2018 call for projects

By | October 9th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime [...]

28Sep, 2018

BBIA Conference – Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy

By | September 28th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

  BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 [...]

27Sep, 2018

IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019

By | September 27th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual conference returns in 2019 for its fifth year. It is the UK's largest industrial biotechnology conference, attracting over 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK and Europe to [...]

11Sep, 2018

David Newman to discuss plastics at Labour Party conference

By | September 11th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

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