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1Nov, 2018

Novamont presents new line of products to replace microbeads in cosmetics

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Novamont has announced a new line of bio-based and biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications called CELUS-BI®. The new ingredients have been produced to prevent the use of non-biodegradable microplastics used in cosmetic products, which once [...]

30Oct, 2018

Biome Bioplastics launches new digital educational platform

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Biome Bioplastics will be launching a new digital educational platform, #ThinkBioplastic, on Thursday 1 November. The company will be organising a new video series designed to explain the UK plastics picture to the public in [...]

16Oct, 2018

Vegware launches Bristol collections and bring-back scheme for compostable disposables

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

Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under [...]

9Oct, 2018

IBioIC Accelerator Programme 2018 call for projects

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime [...]

28Sep, 2018

BBIA Conference – Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy

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

  BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 [...]

27Sep, 2018

IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual conference returns in 2019 for its fifth year. It is the UK's largest industrial biotechnology conference, attracting over 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK and Europe to [...]

11Sep, 2018

David Newman to discuss plastics at Labour Party conference

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be taking part in a panel discussion on plastics at the Labour Party conference called, 'Don't bottle it: How can Labour lead the purge on plastics?'. The fringe event [...]

10Sep, 2018

BioPak produces simple video on composting

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Australian compostable packaging producer BioPak has teamed up with Soilco to produce a simple and clear video showing how food waste and compostable packaging should be handled together to provide organic matter that can then be [...]

7Sep, 2018

The Advertising Standards Authority of the UK uphold a claim against a company advertising plastic bags as ‘biodegradable’

September 7th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

In what is believed to be a landmark ruling for the UK, the ASA has determined that the use of the term ‘biodegradable’ as used by Ancol Pet Products for their Refill Poop Bag Rolls [...]

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 [...]

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We need more carbon in our soil to help Australian farmers through the drought

Australia has never been a stranger to droughts, but climate change is now super-charging them. Besides taking a toll on human health, droughts also bake the earth. This means the ground holds less water, [...]

October 15th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70 per cent of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed in the Environment Committee. Single-use plastic products such [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

How the UK slowly turned against single-use plastics

The first thing you notice about Tynemouth's beaches is how clean they are. The minute your dog delivers an unexpected "parcel" that ruins the view, at least two fellow walkers will approach you, [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Why Co-op hasn’t signed up to the UK Plastics Pact

The Co-op is one of the two major supermarkets yet to commit to WRAP's collaborative agreement to tackle single-use plastics, but the company's environment manager Iain Ferguson believes that an "enterprising" approach to [...]

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

Keep Britain Tidy calls for single, nationwide recycling system

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is today calling the current approach of more than 150 local waste management systems barmy and is demanding government leadership that will break our bad habits and boost [...]

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Co-op is introducing compostable bags to its stores

The Co-op has developed a compostable carrier bag to replace its plastic bag and will begin rolling it out to its stores in the next few weeks. The move will see 60 million [...]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|