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12 May, 2016

Speaker list confirmed for EFIB 2016

By | May 12th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be among the speakers at EFIB 2016 (European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy). The event, which combines discussion on business and policy within the industry with the opportunity for networking and meetings, takes place this year at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow on the 18-20 October. Among [...]

6 May, 2016

Innovate UK makes bioeconomy a priority in 2016/17 Delivery Plan

By | May 6th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan 2016-2017, outlining how it plans to invest around £561 million into helping businesses innovate, with the bioeconomy one of its priorities. The plan for the financial year explains a number of significant changes to the way the agency will work, including a new sector focus that makes it [...]

5 May, 2016

Vegware wins 2nd Queen’s Award for compostable packaging with recycling support

By | May 5th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Edinburgh eco packaging firm and BBIA member Vegware has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the SME’s 60th accolade. This recognises Vegware’s innovations in zero waste for foodservice – compostable catering disposables backed up with free expert recycling support. Scotland’s fifth fastest-growing firm, and among the UK’s top 100, Vegware has grown 57 [...]

3 May, 2016

Clear labelling needed for biodegradable plastics says ISWA report

By | May 3rd, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Biodegradable plastics need to be clearly labelled, in order to enhance consumer awareness and help distinguish compostable plastics from other non-compostable polymers, according to a paper by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The conclusion comes as ISWA publishes a paper examining the different types of biodegradable plastics, their properties and their role in the management of organic wastes. [...]

3 May, 2016

Benefits of composting emphasised for International Compost Awareness Week 2016

By | May 3rd, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

This week (1-7 May) is International Compost Awareness Week 2016, and sees BBIA Managing Director David Newman speak at the Global Organic Resources Congress (GORC), taking place in Dublin this year (3-4 May). As part of the week, a global network of organisations devoted to organics recycling and compost use are combining their efforts to bring attention to the multiple benefits to be realised when organic residuals are viewed as resources rather than waste.

29 Apr, 2016

BBIA writes to the EU regarding the Circular Economy Package

By | April 29th, 2016|Our news, Press releases|0 Comments

The BBIA has written to the Council of the European Union recommending changes to the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to be made regarding biowaste, organic recycling and green procurement. In the letter, addressed to Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the President of the European Council of Environment Ministers during the Netherlands’ EU Presidency, BBIA Managing Director David Newman sets out the changes that the BBIA feels would strengthen the package

25 Apr, 2016

Information given on Bio-based Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

By | April 25th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

The Bio-based Joint Undertaking Information Day took place in Brussels on 21 April, providing over 530 attendees present and more watching via live stream with information on the BBI JU’s Call for Proposals.

7 Apr, 2016

Skincare company Aethic first to use BBIA member Novamont’s new clear MATER-BI film

By | April 7th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Aethic, the London-based skincare company that launched Sôvée, world’s only scientifically proven ecocompatible sunscreen, is to be the first cosmetics company to use a clear filmic packaging material specially developed by Italian MATER-BI manufacturer Novamont.

5 Apr, 2016

BBIA launches workshop on Industrial Biotechnology at the University of York

By | April 5th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

A high-level workshop is planned to discuss the huge growth within this sector and how it can contribute to the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has organised a workshop in support of the UK Bioeconomy to be hosted by BioVale at the University of York in partnership with [...]

29 Mar, 2016

BBIA intervenes on ‘storm in a coffee cup’ discussion

By | March 29th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman has spoken to Packaging News about the recent media debate over coffee cups, saying that infrastructure and materials make currently their recycling too difficult.