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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 [...]

20 Mar, 2018

Job opportunity: BioVale Chief Executive Officer

By | March 20th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is seeking a new CEO to lead the BioVale executive team. BioVale is a cluster development organisation focused upon the growth of the bioeconomy across the Yorkshire and Humber region. You will lead a dynamic team that engages with a very wide range of stakeholders regionally, nationally and internationally. The bioeconomy [...]

20 Mar, 2018

Treasury launches single-use plastic call for evidence

By | March 20th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Her Majesty's Treasury has launched the call for evidence announced in the Chancellor's Spring Statement on how the tax system can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastics waste in the UK by curtailing unnecessary production, promoting reuse and improving recycling, as well as stimulating innovation in this area. The government will use the evidence [...]

5 Mar, 2018

New EU standard for biodegradable mulch films in agriculture issued

By | March 5th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

A new European standard EN17033 on the biodegradation of plastic mulch films in agriculture has been published, specifying the necessary requirements and test methods to allow for the use of mulch films under the standard. The new standard is a result of the previous standard EN13655 for conventional mulch films being split in two to recognise [...]

5 Feb, 2018

BEIS seeks views from businesses on Brexit topics as ministers pen open letter to industry

By | February 5th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BEIS is seeking views on a range of topics as it moves forward with Brexit preparations, while three government ministers have sent an open letter to businesses setting out the UK's ambitions for an implementation period following Brexit. The topics and questions that the department wants to ask businesses are: Rules of Origin To gain [...]