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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.
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

The Role of Bioplastics in the New Plastic Economy

By | July 21st, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

Bioplastics are shaping our economy as they increase in use and feasibility. Green Dot Bioplastics’ Kevin Ireland explains why there is still vast room for growth. Bioplastics will be a major component in the New Plastic Economy. For plastics to thrive without harmful waste and negative environmental impact, a switch from a linear economy [...]

21 Jul, 2017

Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

By | July 21st, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only in the last 65 years or so. The 8.3 billion tonnes is as heavy as 25,000 Empire State Buildings in [...]

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 [...]

3 Jul, 2017

Driving a car made from biodegradable materials

By | July 3rd, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

A car made from biodegradable natural materials has passed road safety tests in the Netherlands. TU Ecomotive, a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology, unveiled LINA earlier this year. The four-seater's lightweight structure is made from sugar beet and flax which takes 20% of the energy used to produce today's aluminium or [...]

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 [...]

12 Jun, 2017

G20 alliance to reduce marine litter

By | June 12th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

The G20 states have undertaken to reduce the amount of waste in the world’s rivers and wastewater, and thus reduce the level of waste in our oceans. Meeting in Bremen the G20 states have adopted an action plan to address the problem of marine litter. Plastic packaging and other plastic waste account for [...]

12 Jun, 2017

A new UK plant will deliver a unique bioplastic solution derived from biodiesel

By | June 12th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

While bio-plastic product alternatives have been around for over 20 years now, some of these bio-plastics have not yet delivered on the promise of retaining the same packaging qualities as their traditional plastic formulations, while also being capable of biodegrading without a harmful footprint. Many of the more widely used bioplastic solutions derive from [...]