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28Jun, 2017

Introducing the BS 8001 Circular Economy standard

June 28th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BSI, the UK’s national standards organisation, has launched a new standard for the circular economy, ‘BS 8001:2017: Framework for implementing the principles of the circular economy in organisations – guide’, the world’s first for [...]

20Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

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

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please [...]

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 [...]

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Earth is becoming ‘Planet Plastic’

US scientists have calculated the total amount of plastic ever made and put the number at 8.3 billion tonnes. It is an astonishing mass of material that has essentially been created only [...]

July 21st, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Driving a car made from biodegradable materials

A car made from biodegradable natural materials has passed road safety tests in the Netherlands. TU Ecomotive, a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology, unveiled LINA earlier this year. The four-seater's lightweight [...]

July 3rd, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

G20 alliance to reduce marine litter

The G20 states have undertaken to reduce the amount of waste in the world’s rivers and wastewater, and thus reduce the level of waste in our oceans. Meeting in Bremen the G20 states [...]

June 12th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

A new UK plant will deliver a unique bioplastic solution derived from biodiesel

While bio-plastic product alternatives have been around for over 20 years now, some of these bio-plastics have not yet delivered on the promise of retaining the same packaging qualities as their traditional plastic formulations, [...]

June 12th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Asian nations make plastic oceans promise

Nations responsible for much of the world's ocean plastic pollution have promised to start cleaning up their act. At a UN oceans summit, delegates from China, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines said [...]

June 8th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Agricultural residue packaging wins Bio-based Material of the Year 2017

Packaging materials based on upcycled agricultural residues created by German company BIO-LUTIONS have been named ‘Bio-based Material of the Year 2017’ at the 10th International Conference on Bio-Based Materials in Cologne, Germany. Photo: [...]

May 25th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|