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14 Jun, 2018

BBIA clarifies role of compostable packaging in the circular economy

By | June 14th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has published a document aiming to clarify the role of biodegradable packaging in the circular economy and clear up persisting myths around biodegradable bioplastics. The document defines biodegradable as 'materials which are certified to biodegrade in a certain time and place', including soil and composting. They are not designed to biodegrade by the [...]

11 Jun, 2018

BBIA, European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute respond to misconceptions in National Geographic article on plastic waste

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

The BBIA has penned a joint letter with European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute in response to an article published in National Geographic. The article plays on a series of misconception regarding bioplastics and the meaning of 'biodegradable', and our letter seeks to refute these and clear up the confusion. We remind that our members [...]

25 May, 2018

BBIA welcomes TIPA as new member

By | May 25th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA welcomes as a new member the Israeli company TIPA, producers of compostable packaging. A spokesperson for TIPA said: "TIPA is a developer and producer of novel compostable flexible packaging solutions. We look forward to collaborating with all of you during this extraordinary transitional phase for the UK. Together, we hope to guarantee that bio-plastic [...]

23 May, 2018

BBIA submits consultation response to Treasury on single-use plastics tax

By | May 23rd, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has submitted its response to HM Treasury's consultation on the potential use of economic incentives to reduce single-use plastic waste and stimulate innovation in packaging technology and recycling. The document, submitted on 18 May 2018, calls for: The banning of oxo-degradable plastics in the UK; The introduction of obligatory food waste collections across England [...]

2 May, 2018

Woolcool’s temperature-controlled packaging wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

By | May 2nd, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Woolcool has been recognised by a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Set up in 2009, Woolcool has created a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and pharmaceutical sectors, using wool in place of polystyrene, bubble wrap, gel packs or other non-recyclable insulating materials. The packaging is [...]

26 Apr, 2018

BBIA signs up as founding member of the UK Plastics Pact

By | April 26th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is happy to announce itself as a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, a new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. While plastics have a vital role to play in society, they are wreaking untold damage on our natural environment, which is why BBIA [...]

19 Apr, 2018

NNFCC Bio-based & Biodegradable Plastic in the UK Market Review

By | April 19th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultants NNFCC have released a new market report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics, exploring the opportunities for bio-based plastics in the UK plastics industry and for the UK to become a world leader in environmentally friendly plastics. You can find the full report below. NNFCC Market Perspective Biobased Plastics V13 Final

3 Apr, 2018

£5m funding boost for bioeconomy project in Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley

By | April 3rd, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is to lead on a £5-million project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley. The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation in the region in a new collaboration between the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside. Those involved in the three-year [...]

26 Mar, 2018

Futamura’s NatureFlex™ films on Ekoplaza plastic free aisle with Bio4Pack and De Halm

By | March 26th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Futamura has partnered with sustainable packaging manufacturer, Bio4pack, to create compostable packaging for Dutch organic cereal producer, De Halm, using its NatureFlex™ and Tipa film. The product now features on the celebrated Ekoplaza plastic-free aisle. NatureFlex™ cellulose films are made from renewable and responsibly sourced wood pulp and are certified as 'industrial compostable' [...]

26 Mar, 2018

Johnson Matthey AgriTech Partnership Project (JMAPP) applications open

By | March 26th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Johnson Matthey has joined forces with Cranfield University to unlock support for a cohort of entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies to accelerate innovation and commercialisation. JMAPP is now seeking its first round of applicants. Applications are invited for intensive innovation support projects addressing critical technical and commercial barriers to product validation. Successful applicants will be [...]