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16 Jul, 2018

David Newman to speak at RWM

By | July 16th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman is set to speak at RWM at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. RWM is the leading recycling and waste management event in the UK, displaying the latest innovations in sustainability to more than 12,000 recycling and waste management professionals. David will be speaking about the role of biodegradable [...]

6 Jul, 2018

IBioIC call for Phd programme 2019 applications

By | July 6th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme in October 2019 is now open. IBioIC welcomes applications from its academic partners (Scotland and N8 partnership) in joint collaboration with any of its industrial members. For 2019, there are 14 BBSRC- and six IBioIC-funded studentships with studentships allocated through a competitive process. The closing date [...]

2 Jul, 2018

Plastics recycling in the UK: Some thoughts from Green Alliance

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

Following the publication of Resourcing the Future's (RTF) report on plastics, 'Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making', and BBIA's corresponding response, please find below links to blog posts from environmental think tank Green Alliance on the state of plastics recycling in the UK. Why the UK could soon [...]

28 Jun, 2018

BBIA contests findings of report produced for Resourcing the Future on plastic waste

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

BBIA criticises Resourcing the Future’s (RTF) report on plastics, ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making’, for the misinformation on bioplastics contained in the report. BBIA feels that the report contains a number of inaccuracies that mislead the public and are damaging to the bioplastics sector at a time of [...]

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 compostable bioplastics. The document defines as compostable 'materials which are certified to biodegrade in a certain time and place'. They are not designed to biodegrade by the roadside and are not a solution [...]

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 [...]