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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.
7 Dec, 2018

Bioeconomy Strategy released

By | December 7th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The UK Government has released its Bioeconomy Strategy, which outlines how the UK can become a world-leader in the bioeconomy by 2030. The strategy, released on 5 December, seeks to double the value of the bioeconomy to the UK economy from £220 billion to £440 billion and create a fertile policy environment conducive to the [...]

4 Dec, 2018

BBIA Managing Director David Newman speaks at Drowning in Plastics panel event

By | December 4th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman featured in a panel debate on the plastics crisis hosted by BBC science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin at the Royal Geographic Society in London on 29 November. The event explored the obstacles in the way of tackling the plastics crisis and what needs to be done to reduce its detrimental [...]

30 Nov, 2018

Bioeconomy tour of northern Italy

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

Cré (Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland), in partnership with Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association and the BBIA has put together a bioeconomy study tour in Milan and the Veneto region of Italy to visit: Food waste collections systems in Milan A composting/biogas plant Novamont’s headquarters and research laboratories SESA’s integrated [...]

29 Nov, 2018

Corona launches plastic-free six pack rings

By | November 29th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Corona announced that it will pilot plastic-free six pack rings in select markets as part of the brand’s commitment with Parley for the Oceans to lead the industry with eco-friendly packaging. Both Corona and Parley have a shared mission to help protect the world’s oceans and beaches from marine plastic pollution. The partnership [...]

28 Nov, 2018

Environmental experts reveal that 90 per cent Of Canada’s plastic is not recycled

By | November 28th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Today, Environmental Defence Canada revealed that the vast majority of plastic in Canada is actually not recycled, according to The Weather Network. In fact, a whopping 90 per cent of the plastic in the country is not getting recycled. The organization does charity and advocacy work on environmental issues affecting Canadians. The spokesperson from Environmental Defence has told The Weather [...]

21 Nov, 2018

BBIA joins the Food Waste Coalition and writes to Environment Secretary Michael Gove

By | November 21st, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has joined the Food Waste Coalition and submitted a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove, calling on the government to 'fast track universal food waste collections'. The Food Waste Coalition has brought together more than 40 companies, organisations and local authorities – including Iceland, Ecosurety, Greenpeace, the Confederation of Paper Industries, Wigan Council, [...]

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 [...]