Monthly Archives: September 2016

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20 Sep, 2016

Germany could call for removal of EU recycling targets

By | September 20th, 2016|News from the web, Uncategorised|0 Comments

The German government wants all recycling targets in the EU’s Circular Economy Package to be scrapped while an alternative recycling data methodology is implemented, according to reports, risking further delay to the package’s adoption. According to a document seen by EurActiv.com that was distributed among diplomats’ working groups, Germany wants to put off any [...]

20 Sep, 2016

France could face legal action over disposable plates and cutlery ban

By | September 20th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

The French Government could face legal action after a law was passed to ban disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups. A decree passed on 30 August means that, by 2020, 50 per cent of the material used to create plastic disposable items like tumblers, coffee cups, plates and cutlery must be bio-based and [...]

15 Sep, 2016

New €3.8 million SuperBIO project to support industrial innovation within the EU bioeconomy

By | September 15th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultancy NNFCC is to provide innovation services to the new Horizon 2020 SuperBIO project, which aims to provide innovation services to SMEs to support the development of cross-border value chains within the bioeconomy. It is doing this by providing funding of up to €60,000 for SMEs through innovation vouchers for support services (i.e. feedstock analysis, LCA, [...]

12 Sep, 2016

The Importance of Design

By | September 12th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Iris Anderson, BBIA Ambassador In a circular economy, design has a major role to play. The use of biomaterials requires design that enhances the functionalities of the material. For example, theAdnams distribution centre at Southwold has been designed to maintain a constant temperature without having to utilise energy for air conditioning. Biomaterials continue to be [...]