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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 [...]

26Apr, 2018

BBIA signs up as founding member of the UK Plastics Pact

April 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is happy to announce itself as a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, a new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. While plastics have [...]

19Apr, 2018

NNFCC Bio-based & Biodegradable Plastic in the UK Market Review

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultants NNFCC have released a new market report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics, exploring the opportunities for bio-based plastics in the UK plastics industry and for the UK to become a world leader in [...]

3Apr, 2018

£5m funding boost for bioeconomy project in Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is to lead on a £5-million project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley. The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation [...]

26Mar, 2018

Futamura’s NatureFlex™ films on Ekoplaza plastic free aisle with Bio4Pack and De Halm

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Futamura has partnered with sustainable packaging manufacturer, Bio4pack, to create compostable packaging for Dutch organic cereal producer, De Halm, using its NatureFlex™ and Tipa film. The product now features on the celebrated Ekoplaza [...]

26Mar, 2018

Johnson Matthey AgriTech Partnership Project (JMAPP) applications open

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Johnson Matthey has joined forces with Cranfield University to unlock support for a cohort of entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies to accelerate innovation and commercialisation. JMAPP is now seeking its first round of applicants. Applications [...]

20Mar, 2018

Job opportunity: BioVale Chief Executive Officer

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is seeking a new CEO to lead the BioVale executive team. BioVale is a cluster development organisation focused upon the growth of the bioeconomy across the Yorkshire and Humber region. You [...]

20Mar, 2018

Treasury launches single-use plastic call for evidence

March 20th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Her Majesty's Treasury has launched the call for evidence announced in the Chancellor's Spring Statement on how the tax system can be used to reduce the amount of single-use plastics waste in the UK by curtailing unnecessary [...]

5Mar, 2018

New EU standard for biodegradable mulch films in agriculture issued

March 5th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

A new European standard EN17033 on the biodegradation of plastic mulch films in agriculture has been published, specifying the necessary requirements and test methods to allow for the use of mulch films under the standard. The [...]

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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|

UK’s plastic waste may be dumped overseas instead of recycled

Millions of tons of waste plastic from British businesses and homes may be ending up in landfill sites across the world, the government’s spending watchdog has warned. Huge amounts of packaging waste is [...]

July 23rd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Yorkshire Tea to switch to biodegradable teabags by 2019

Yorkshire Tea have got some big bits of news to share about plastic. The plastic they've been using to seal their tea bags is going to be replaced with a renewable plant-based material. They're starting to switch over now, [...]

July 16th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|