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20 Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

By | June 20th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please contact David Newman at dn@bbia.org.uk. RES URBIS, a three-year Horizon 2020 project, is combining a range of biological techniques to produce [...]

10 Apr, 2017

Newman contributes to sustainable coffee capsule debate

By | April 10th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently interviewed for a feature in Caffeine magazine regarding the environmental impact of coffee capsules and how biodegradable pods are beginning to provide a greener solution to daily coffee hits. The feature, from Issue 26 of the magazine, can be found below. CAF26_52_SustainablePods  

15 Mar, 2017

European Parliament vote strengthens link between bioeconomy and circular economy

By | March 15th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

The European Parliament has approved its Environment Committee's (ENVI) waste legislative proposals created as part of the Parliamentary response to the EU's Circular Economy Package. As a consequence of the proposals being taken on by the European Parliament, it has created a link between bioeconomy and circular economy, encouraging member states to support the use [...]

3 Mar, 2017

Co-op using Novamont’s biodegradable and compostable carrier bags

By | March 3rd, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

The Co-op uses a biodegradable and compostable carrier bag supplied by BBIA member Novamont to cut down on the amount of plastic waste leaking into the environment. Made using Novamont's MATER-BI bioplastic, the bag can be re-used for shopping or a second important role of collecting kitchen food scraps and garden trimmings and disposal in [...]

2 Mar, 2017

Kick off of RES URBIS project

By | March 2nd, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is participating in the project RES URBIS (RESOURCES FROM URBAN BIO-WASTE), which began on 1 January. This project is coordinated by the University of La Sapienza in Rome and it is based on the development of an innovative technological sector for the integrated treatment of various urban solid wastes (such as municipal waste and municipal sewage [...]

23 Feb, 2017

It’s time to ditch disposable plastics – video

By | February 23rd, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Media company Zinc, which aims to inspire positive social change, has created a video showing how disposable plastic products are leaking into the environment, harming wildlife and, eventually, humans. The video contains shocking footage of animals killed by entanglement, poisoning and from having stomachs full of plastic bags and implores us to think more carefully [...]

20 Feb, 2017

10 per cent BBIA discount for the International Conference on Bio-based Materials

By | February 20th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Friends and members of the BBIA are being offered a special 10 per cent reduction off of the registration price for the 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials. Hosted by nova-Institute in Cologne over the 10th and 11th May, the conference is aimed at providing international major players from the bio-based building blocks, polymers and [...]

14 Feb, 2017

New address and phone number for BBIA

By | February 14th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Please note that as of 1 February 2017, the BBIA has moved offices and has a different postal address and phone number. The new contact details for the association are: BBIA, 2 Old College Court, 29 Priory Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 0DE. Tel : 44 (0)3707 369 369 Email addresses and other individual phone numbers [...]

9 Feb, 2017

Window to apply for ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ award closes in two weeks

By | February 9th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

There's just two weeks left to apply for the 'Bio-based Material of the Year 2017' innovation award, to be presented at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May 2017, in Cologne, Germany. The prestigious innovation award will be awarded for the tenth time. The focus of the award is on bio-based materials in a new specific [...]

2 Feb, 2017

BBIA submits responses to BEIS consultation on UK bioeconomy strategy

By | February 2nd, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has submitted two responses to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) consultation on the bioeconomy. The consultation asked for evidence to help shape a bioeconomy strategy for the UK, as the department 'aims to foster a world leading bioeconomy which is appropriate to the UK's industrial structure and availability of natural resources'. [...]