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About BBIA

The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) represents companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment. Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials. With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
1 Nov, 2018

Novamont presents new line of products to replace microbeads in cosmetics

By | November 1st, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Novamont has announced a new line of bio-based and biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications called CELUS-BI®. The new ingredients have been produced to prevent the use of non-biodegradable microplastics used in cosmetic products, which once used end up in the ocean, contributing to marine plastic pollution and harming marine wildlife. The most advanced product in [...]

30 Oct, 2018

Biome Bioplastics launches new digital educational platform

By | October 30th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Biome Bioplastics will be launching a new digital educational platform, #ThinkBioplastic, on Thursday 1 November. The company will be organising a new video series designed to explain the UK plastics picture to the public in a way that is easily digestible. A teaser for the video series can be found on the platform's Youtube channel. [...]

16 Oct, 2018

Vegware launches Bristol collections and bring-back scheme for compostable disposables

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

Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under 12 weeks at Rose Hill Recycling, Gloucestershire. Responding to local demand, the Vegware Composting Collective is a new bring-back scheme [...]

15 Oct, 2018

We need more carbon in our soil to help Australian farmers through the drought

By | October 15th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Australia has never been a stranger to droughts, but climate change is now super-charging them. Besides taking a toll on human health, droughts also bake the earth. This means the ground holds less water, creating a vicious cycle of dryness. Our research has investigated ways to improve the health and structure of soil so [...]

12 Oct, 2018

MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021

By | October 12th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70 per cent of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed in the Environment Committee. Single-use plastic products such as cutlery, cotton bud sticks, plates, straws, beverage stirrers and balloon sticks will be banned from the EU market from [...]

12 Oct, 2018

How the UK slowly turned against single-use plastics

By | October 12th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

The first thing you notice about Tynemouth's beaches is how clean they are. The minute your dog delivers an unexpected "parcel" that ruins the view, at least two fellow walkers will approach you, proffering bags to clean it up. The village, which sits, as the name suggests, on the mouth of the Tyne [...]

9 Oct, 2018

IBioIC Accelerator Programme 2018 call for projects

By | October 9th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime Project Competition offers pump-prime funding of up to £50,000 towards academic costs on new and follow-on projects that focus on the [...]

3 Oct, 2018

Why Co-op hasn’t signed up to the UK Plastics Pact

By | October 3rd, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

The Co-op is one of the two major supermarkets yet to commit to WRAP's collaborative agreement to tackle single-use plastics, but the company's environment manager Iain Ferguson believes that an "enterprising" approach to innovation will enable the retailer to rethink approaches to packaging. In April 2018, signatories from 42 businesses that are responsible [...]

28 Sep, 2018

BBIA Conference – Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy

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

  BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 November. The one-day conference will address how climate change, soil and water quality, biodiversity loss, food production and waste, packaging [...]

27 Sep, 2018

Keep Britain Tidy calls for single, nationwide recycling system

By | September 27th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is today calling the current approach of more than 150 local waste management systems barmy and is demanding government leadership that will break our bad habits and boost recycling rates. With households across the UK recycling less than half their waste and no substantial improvement in the past [...]