A study by the nova-Institute has concluded that natural products such as apricot kernels, beeswax and bio-based and biodegradable polymers could replace microplastics in cosmetics.
BBIA will be attending the British Plastics Foundation’s (BPF) Bio-Based Polymer Interest Group ‘Bioplastics Roundtable Discussion: End of Life Opportunities’, on 15 October at the BPF’s offices in London.
Land degradation is an increasing issue globally, exacerbated by climate change and affecting food security, threatening water resources and ultimately acting as a driver to migration.The ELD study, undertaken over the past 4 years, quantifies the costs of land degradation and sets out a universal approach for quantifying the economic benefits of sustainable [...]
The ADMIT BioSuccInnovate Consortium, a group consisting of Imperial University, Aberystwyth University, French biorefining company CIMV and Netherlands-based Reverdia which will contribute its Biosuccinium sustainable biosuccinic acid technology to the project), is to investigate the use of agricultural waste such as wheat and maize straw, and low-maintenance energy crops including elephant grass and [...]
Advanced Packaging Technology World recently reported on a new bioplastic packaging collaboration between Veuve Cliquot and biopacking developer Netherlands-based PaperFoam. The design had to provide a high-quality appearance and make the product easy to carry, as well as keeping the champagne cool. This posed a challenge when using the potato starch-derived packaging material [...]
The BBI JU (Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking) - a public-private partnership to support the EU’s emerging bioeconomy and part of the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme - announced that a new budget of €106 million has been allocated to fund biobased initiatives to turn renewable resources into useful biobased products. The announcement comes [...]
About 90% of seabirds have eaten plastic and are likely to retain some in their gut, a new analysis estimates. The study concludes that matters will only get worse until action is taken to stem the flow of waste to the oceans. Researcher Erik Van Sebille says the oceans are now filled [...]