About BBIA

The potential for bio-based solutions to contribute to the UK economy is skyrocketing.

BBIA’s mission is to unite those working in the biodegradable and bio-based industries and to develop partnerships with those who share our vision: to put the bioeconomy agenda at the centre of the political debate on sustainability and economic growth in the UK.

To open up opportunities and standards in the emerging green economy market, BBIA will work with companies and organisations involved in the production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and polymers for the benefit of the environment.

Policy Paper adopted by founding members

Company Documents

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Memorandum and Articles of Association

Articles of Association for the Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) LTD

Our Board

Andy Sweetman
Andy SweetmanChairman
Marketing Manager at cellulose product producer Futamura UK
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Jens Hamprecht
Jens HamprechtDeputy Chairman
Head of Global Market Development Biopolymers
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Dr John Williams CSci CChem FRSC
Dr John Williams CSci CChem FRSCTechnical Director
Director of Aquapak
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Tony Breton
Tony BretonDirector
UK Market Developer for bioplastic company Novamont
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Jeremy Jacobs
Jeremy JacobsBoard member
Renewable Energy Association’s Technical Director
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Harold Naylor
Harold NaylorBoard member
Biobag UK’s Director
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Peter Brunk
Peter BrunkBoard member
Bioplastic company BIOTEC’s Managing Director for Operations
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David Newman
David NewmanManaging Director
President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA)
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Iris Anderson
Iris AndersonBBIA Ambassador

*by these terms we refer to the application of recognised international standards. By bio-based product we mean one which is wholly or partly derived from biomass. By biodegradable we mean a product capable of undergoing biologically mediated decomposition. For Chemical products the relevant OECD biodegradation test and requirements should apply. For Polymeric items, BS EN13432 / BS EN14995 shall be considered the minimum accepted specification.