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28 Jul, 2017

Call for Abstracts – IBioIC’s 4th Annual Conference

By | July 28th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Building a reputation as one of the most important UK based industrial biotechnology meetings in the calendar and attracting key players and influencers in the UK and global bioeconomy, IBioIC’s Annual Conference (25-26 January 2018) is bringing together a unique mix of academia, industry and supporting organisations under one roof, to hear about and explore [...]

21 Jul, 2017

Apply now for EFIB PitchFest 2017

By | July 21st, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Applications for the EFIB PitchFest must be submitted by 31 July. Part of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), the PitchFest is back for its second year, helping to raise awareness of investment opportunities in industrial biotech solutions whilst facilitating entrepreneurialism and creating a supportive environment for SMEs to help their business grow [...]

5 Jul, 2017

Newman to speak to International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association about fostering relationship

By | July 5th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be speaking at a meeting of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11 July. David will be discussing how a relationship between the BBIA and IBMA, which represents the biocontrol industry and works to intensify the use of biological crop protection, animal health [...]

28 Jun, 2017

Introducing the BS 8001 Circular Economy standard

By | June 28th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BSI, the UK’s national standards organisation, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, ‘BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide’, the world’s first for implementing circular economy principles. The new standard is the first framework of its kind and is designed to be applicable [...]

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 [...]