Monthly Archives: September 2018

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28 Sep, 2018

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

By | September 28th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

  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 November. The one-day conference will address how climate change, soil and water quality, biodiversity loss, food production and waste, packaging [...]

27 Sep, 2018

Keep Britain Tidy calls for single, nationwide recycling system

By | September 27th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is today calling the current approach of more than 150 local waste management systems barmy and is demanding government leadership that will break our bad habits and boost recycling rates. With households across the UK recycling less than half their waste and no substantial improvement in the past [...]

27 Sep, 2018

IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019

By | September 27th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

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 Glasgow to explore the potential of industrial biotechnology. IBioIC has released its exhibition and sponsorship packages for 2019. Exhibition space [...]

24 Sep, 2018

Co-op is introducing compostable bags to its stores

By | September 24th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

The Co-op has developed a compostable carrier bag to replace its plastic bag and will begin rolling it out to its stores in the next few weeks. The move will see 60 million fewer non-biodegradable bags used each year. The bag will initially appear in areas where the waste collections are already set [...]

20 Sep, 2018

Parliament to introduce compostable cutlery to slash plastic waste

By | September 20th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Parliament is set to start using compostable cutlery, coffee cups, drinking straws and a range of other items in a bid to rid the estate of single-use plastics. New waste bins will be introduced to capture used compostable items, which will then be sent to a specialist waste facility. Compostable products are just [...]

17 Sep, 2018

Waitrose to replace plastic bags with compostable bags

By | September 17th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Waitrose is to remove all plastic bags by next March saving around 550 tonnes of plastic a year. A home compostable alternative will be used for fruit and vegetable plastic bags. Waitrose will initially remove 5p bags from six shops from 8 October to understand how to manage the changeover as smoothly as [...]

13 Sep, 2018

Why 12 is the magic number when it comes to composting

By | September 13th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

The BBC's Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste modern society generates, by reusing and repurposing products. This week we look at compostable and biodegradable packaging. Stonehaven, a seaside town just south of Aberdeen on Scotland's east coast, first made its culinary mark with the [...]

11 Sep, 2018

David Newman to discuss plastics at Labour Party conference

By | September 11th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

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 will take place on Sunday 23 September between 12.45pm and 2pm at Blundell St Restaurant in Liverpool as part of [...]

10 Sep, 2018

BioPak produces simple video on composting

By | September 10th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Australian compostable packaging producer BioPak has teamed up with Soilco to produce a simple and clear video showing how food waste and compostable packaging should be handled together to provide organic matter that can then be used to replenish depleted soils. You can view the video in full below.

7 Sep, 2018

The Advertising Standards Authority of the UK uphold a claim against a company advertising plastic bags as ‘biodegradable’

By | September 7th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

In what is believed to be a landmark ruling for the UK, the ASA has determined that the use of the term ‘biodegradable’ as used by Ancol Pet Products for their Refill Poop Bag Rolls ”is misleading and had not been substantiated”. Whilst the specific ruling applies to plastics made with oxo degradable additives, it [...]