15 Dec, 2015

Report from COP21

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BBIA MD David Newman participated at the COP21 conference in Paris to help lobby in favour of increased consideration and funding for waste management projects, especially in developing countries. Clearly the need to reduce organics destined to landfill is a obligatory response to methane emissions and their capture, or reduction, significantly contributes to emissions reductions. [...]

10 Dec, 2015

The Spending Review

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BBIA Managing Director David Newman gives a brief summary of the 2015 Spending Review. George Osborne's Spending Review on 25 November came and went, and I get the feeling everyone breathed a collective sigh of relief. At least we now know what the government’s cuts through to 2020 are going to be and now we [...]

10 Dec, 2015

The Circular Economy Package

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The Circular Economy Package was presented by the European Commission (EC) on 2 December and by now you will all have read its content and a thousand comments from all industrial sectors. BBIA participated in the EC’s consultation on the Package, giving its views on how bioeconomy and circular economy are inextricably linked. The package [...]

10 Dec, 2015

BBIA Policy Activities Update – December

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On 1 December, during a written questions and answer session, MP Mark Durkan of Foyle in Northern Ireland asked the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Science (BIS) whether he was aware of the CEBR report produced for BBIA on bioplastics and what he was intending to do about it. The transcript of the [...]

5 Nov, 2015

BBIA reports from events

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BBIA has been present at several events in the past month. See below for reports from Managing Director David Newman on two such events.

20 Aug, 2015

Invitation to the BBIA Bioeconomy Workshop

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The BBIA will be hosting a workshop designed to bring together those working in the bioeconomy sector in the UK: companies, research institutes, associations, consultants and start-ups.

20 Aug, 2015

BBIA gives views on EU Circular Economy

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The BBIA has presented its views on the Circular Economy consultation to the European Commission.

19 Aug, 2015

David Newman: thoughts from the MD on our focus and objectives

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When we started talking a year ago about opening a UK association to represent bio-based and biodegradable producing and converting companies, I had just about finished a long series of activities in the organic waste business and as part of a team that had successfully worked to get Italian and then EU legislation through to reduce plastic bag consumption. It had been a thrilling ride, and crowned with personal satisfaction too.

19 Aug, 2015

BBIA engages

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Since its establishment in June 2015 the BBIA has immediately engaged with policy makers.