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10Apr, 2017

Newman contributes to sustainable coffee capsule debate

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently interviewed for a feature in Caffeine magazine regarding the environmental impact of coffee capsules and how biodegradable pods are beginning to provide a greener solution to daily coffee [...]

15Mar, 2017

European Parliament vote strengthens link between bioeconomy and circular economy

March 15th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The European Parliament has approved its Environment Committee's (ENVI) waste legislative proposals created as part of the Parliamentary response to the EU's Circular Economy Package. As a consequence of the proposals being taken on by [...]

3Mar, 2017

Co-op using Novamont’s biodegradable and compostable carrier bags

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Co-op uses a biodegradable and compostable carrier bag supplied by BBIA member Novamont to cut down on the amount of plastic waste leaking into the environment. Made using Novamont's MATER-BI bioplastic, the bag can [...]

2Mar, 2017

Kick off of RES URBIS project

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is participating in the project RES URBIS (RESOURCES FROM URBAN BIO-WASTE), which began on 1 January. This project is coordinated by the University of La Sapienza in Rome and it is based on the development of [...]

23Feb, 2017

It’s time to ditch disposable plastics – video

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Media company Zinc, which aims to inspire positive social change, has created a video showing how disposable plastic products are leaking into the environment, harming wildlife and, eventually, humans. The video contains shocking footage of [...]

20Feb, 2017

10 per cent BBIA discount for the International Conference on Bio-based Materials

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Friends and members of the BBIA are being offered a special 10 per cent reduction off of the registration price for the 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials. Hosted by nova-Institute in Cologne over the [...]

14Feb, 2017

New address and phone number for BBIA

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Please note that as of 1 February 2017, the BBIA has moved offices and has a different postal address and phone number. The new contact details for the association are: BBIA, 2 Old College Court, [...]

9Feb, 2017

Window to apply for ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ award closes in two weeks

February 9th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

There's just two weeks left to apply for the 'Bio-based Material of the Year 2017' innovation award, to be presented at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials, 10-11 May 2017, in Cologne, Germany. The prestigious innovation award [...]

2Feb, 2017

BBIA submits responses to BEIS consultation on UK bioeconomy strategy

February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has submitted two responses to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy's (BEIS) consultation on the bioeconomy. The consultation asked for evidence to help shape a bioeconomy strategy for the UK, as the [...]

19Jan, 2017

BBIA presents seven bioeconomy case studies for BEIS public call for evidence

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members as part of the call for evidence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy [...]

12Jan, 2017

BEIS seeks views on Brexit impact on chemicals sector

January 12th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), ahead of the Brexit negotiations expected to begin by March, is working with the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) to gather evidence on the impact [...]

On the Web

Bill: Biomaterial content will be marked on plastic bags in Romania

Several MPs from the Social Democratic Party (PSD), Save Romania Union (USR), and from national minorities have drafted a law that may oblige producers to mark the content of biomaterial on plastic bags. [...]

April 24th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Finland is taking a leading role in the bioeconomy

The Finnish Government has chosen the bioeconomy as a future growth area of the Finnish economy. The national bioeconomy strategy, published in May 2014, sets ambitious growth targets for the future bioeconomy. The [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

MEPs agree proposals to cut the EU’s 88m tonnes of annual food waste

MEPs have called on the EU to step up its actions on fighting the 88 million tonnes of food wasted in Europe every year, voting in proposals this week that will go to [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Bioplastics: end the confusion

Bioplastics industry need to give the public more adequately explanation of the difference between biobased and biodegradable The term bioplastics causes much confusion and will continue to do so, according to my [...]

April 18th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Compost, degrade, recycle: the truth about plastic bags

There is obviously a lot of confusion around the materials plastic shopping bags are made from and the compostability, biodegradability and recyclability of them. A blog published on edie earlier this week underlines [...]

April 13th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Innovative materials announced for 2017 bio-based award

Six materials, including a bioplastic composite paper, a wetsuit made from natural rubber, and packaging and disposable tableware made from up-cycled agricultural residuals have been announced as the finalists for the nova-Institute’s ‘Bio-Based [...]

April 10th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|