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21Jul, 2017

Apply now for EFIB PitchFest 2017

July 21st, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Applications for the EFIB PitchFest must be submitted by 31 July. Part of the European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology & the Bioeconomy (EFIB), the PitchFest is back for its second year, helping to raise awareness of investment [...]

5Jul, 2017

Newman to speak to International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association about fostering relationship

July 5th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be speaking at a meeting of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA) at the Houses of Parliament on Tuesday 11 July. David will be discussing how a relationship between the [...]

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, [...]

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Europe’s ‘best-kept secret’ – its booming bio-economy

Europe’s bio-economy is worth €2.2 trillion and employs 18.6 million people across the bloc, but a third of citizens are unaware it exists. “People are completely unaware that the EU is number one [...]

January 14th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Why healthy soils and forests are key to climate protection and prosperity

What links climate change, poverty and migration? The Global Landscapes Forum addresses how land-use is central to global challenges that are more interconnected than many of us realize. What does the politics of [...]

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

Seven charts that explain the plastic pollution problem

Marine life is facing "irreparable damage" from the millions of tonnes of plastic waste which ends up in the oceans each year, the United Nations has warned. "This is a planetary crisis... [...]

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

Ocean plastic a ‘planetary crisis’ – UN

Life in the seas risks irreparable damage from a rising tide of plastic waste, the UN oceans chief has warned. Lisa Svensson said governments, firms and individual people must act far more [...]

December 5th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Biorefinery of available industrial waste could add millions to Scottish economy

Up to 27 million tonnes of waste from industry could be better utilised through biorefining in Scotland every year, with the potential to add millions of pounds of value to Scotland’s economy, says [...]

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

Heinz and Ford’s drive to make bio-plastic from tomatoes

Heinz and Ford find common purpose as tomato fibre is used to develop a bio-plastic that can be used in cars Heinz began collaborating with Ford because they both wanted the same thing: improving [...]

November 6th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|