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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.
12 Sep, 2017

Defra publishes draft legislation for microbead ban

By | September 12th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

Draft legislation for the UK ban on microbeads in rinse off personal care products has been published, alongside separate legislation for the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) committed to banning the manufacture and sale of cosmetics and personal care products containing microbeads last year [...]

30 Aug, 2017

IBioIC to host promotion and networking event for members – October 2017

By | August 30th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

IBioIC is inviting members to an exclusive, members-only promotion and networking event to celebrate four years of sustained development and innovation, as well as looking forward to the next stage of this journey. 'Building the Network: IBioIC Member Promotion and Networking Event' Wednesday, 25 October, 12:00-18:00 (starting with lunch and ending with networking/drinks) Edinburgh Centre for [...]

29 Aug, 2017

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays

By | August 29th, 2017|News from the web|0 Comments

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences of up to four years. The government says the ban will help protect the environment. But manufacturers of the bags [...]

25 Aug, 2017

FUCHS working to promote biolubricants

By | August 25th, 2017|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member FUCHS is working to promote a step-change in the use of environmentally-friendly bio-lubricants. FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer, supplying innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages – providing a complete service to its customers. In recent years this bio-lubricant strategy has come to the fore of the company's work, with volumes sold [...]

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 [...]