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

6Aug, 2018

Dispelling the myths around bioplastics

By | August 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

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.

2Aug, 2018

Green light for compostables

By | August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

16Jul, 2018

David Newman to speak at RWM

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman is set to speak at RWM at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. RWM is the leading recycling and waste management event in the UK, displaying the latest innovations [...]

6Jul, 2018

IBioIC call for Phd programme 2019 applications

By | July 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

The call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme in October 2019 is now open. IBioIC welcomes applications from its academic partners (Scotland and N8 partnership) in joint collaboration with any of its [...]

2Jul, 2018

Plastics recycling in the UK: Some thoughts from Green Alliance

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|

Following the publication of Resourcing the Future's (RTF) report on plastics, 'Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making', and BBIA's corresponding response, please find below links to blog posts [...]

On the Web

Life in plastic

Liz Goodwin was CEO at the widely respected Waste and Resources Action Programme [...]

August 10th, 2018|

Plastics package: Coffee pods, strawless lids and a bitter BBIA

For years there have been calls to ditch weight as a measurement for [...]

August 6th, 2018|

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

It's your classic movie eureka moment. Young researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer set out [...]

August 6th, 2018|

Upcoming events

  • RWM 2018

    September 12 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 5:00 pm

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