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6Aug, 2018

Dispelling the myths around bioplastics

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman recently saw a comment published in full in Packaging News regarding a number of myths surrounding the bioplastics industry. You can view the article in full here.

2Aug, 2018

Green light for compostables

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member the REA's Organics Recycling Group is pleased to confirm after discussions with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and much work by BBIA member Vegware, that the [...]

16Jul, 2018

David Newman to speak at RWM

July 16th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman is set to speak at RWM at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. RWM is the leading recycling and waste management event in the UK, displaying the latest innovations [...]

6Jul, 2018

IBioIC call for Phd programme 2019 applications

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme in October 2019 is now open. IBioIC welcomes applications from its academic partners (Scotland and N8 partnership) in joint collaboration with any of its [...]

2Jul, 2018

Plastics recycling in the UK: Some thoughts from Green Alliance

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Following the publication of Resourcing the Future's (RTF) report on plastics, 'Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making', and BBIA's corresponding response, please find below links to blog posts [...]

28Jun, 2018

BBIA contests findings of report produced for Resourcing the Future on plastic waste

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA criticises Resourcing the Future’s (RTF) report on plastics, ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making’, for the misinformation on bioplastics contained in the report. BBIA feels that the report [...]

14Jun, 2018

BBIA clarifies role of compostable packaging in the circular economy

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has published a document aiming to clarify the role of biodegradable packaging in the circular economy and clear up persisting myths around compostable bioplastics. The document defines as compostable 'materials which are certified to biodegrade [...]

11Jun, 2018

BBIA, European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute respond to misconceptions in National Geographic article on plastic waste

June 11th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has penned a joint letter with European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute in response to an article published in National Geographic. The article plays on a series of misconception regarding bioplastics and the [...]

25May, 2018

BBIA welcomes TIPA as new member

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA welcomes as a new member the Israeli company TIPA, producers of compostable packaging. A spokesperson for TIPA said: "TIPA is a developer and producer of novel compostable flexible packaging solutions. We look forward to [...]

23May, 2018

BBIA submits consultation response to Treasury on single-use plastics tax

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has submitted its response to HM Treasury's consultation on the potential use of economic incentives to reduce single-use plastic waste and stimulate innovation in packaging technology and recycling. The document, submitted on 18 May [...]

2May, 2018

Woolcool’s temperature-controlled packaging wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

May 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Woolcool has been recognised by a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Set up in 2009, Woolcool has created a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and [...]

On the Web

Life in plastic

Liz Goodwin was CEO at the widely respected Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) for almost a decade, and currently leads the food waste programme at the World Resources Institute. If anyone can [...]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Plastics package: Coffee pods, strawless lids and a bitter BBIA

For years there have been calls to ditch weight as a measurement for waste and use carbon instead. An analysis of Scotland’s rubbish showed that the five most carbon-intensive waste materials make up [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

It's your classic movie eureka moment. Young researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer set out to measure methane gas coming from biological activity in sea water. Instead, in a "happy accident" she found that the [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Kraft Heinz unveils new circular packaging strategy

After surpassing its 2020 packaging reduction aims two years early, consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz has committed to ensuring all its packaging is either recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as it strives [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Here’s how America uses its land

There are many statistical measures that show how productive the U.S. is. Its economy is the largest in the world and grew at a rate of 4.1 percent last quarter, its fastest pace [...]

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Guilt-free solution to plastics problem is hard to find

If the grisly images of marine life maimed and killed by waste plastics aren’t enough to get our attention, new Australian research linking plastics to smaller penises probably is. As Fairfax Media  reported on Thursday, [...]

July 26th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|