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29Sep, 2017

Vegware launches Scotland-wide collections to boost food and compostable packaging recycling

September 29th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Vegware, the Edinburgh compostable packaging manufacturer, has launched ‘Close the Loop’, a new composting collection service for its catering disposables. This new service now means that composting collections are available to businesses across [...]

28Sep, 2017

New parliamentary committee membership announced

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

Membership of Parliament's Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) and Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (EFRA) Committee has been confirmed following the summer recess. The MPs named on the EAC, which has reopened its inquiry into disposable [...]

15Sep, 2017

‘Reinventing plastics – Closing the circle’ conference to inform Commission strategy

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

The European Commission has organised a conference, 'Reinventing plastics - Closing the circle' (26 September) to discuss the challenges and opportunities of the new strategy for plastics that is under development. The Commission announced that it [...]

12Sep, 2017

BIOCATNET announces opening of two IB funding calls

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

Industrial biotechnology network BIOCATNET is opening two funding calls this week (11 September). 5th Proof-of-Concept Call The organisation has announced the launch of the fifth call for BIOCATNET Proof-of-Concept funding, which will fund projects with a total [...]

12Sep, 2017

Defra publishes draft legislation for microbead ban

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

Draft legislation for the UK ban on microbeads in rinse off personal care products has been published, alongside separate legislation for the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Department for Environment, Food [...]

30Aug, 2017

IBioIC to host promotion and networking event for members – October 2017

August 30th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

IBioIC is inviting members to an exclusive, members-only promotion and networking event to celebrate four years of sustained development and innovation, as well as looking forward to the next stage of this journey. 'Building the [...]

25Aug, 2017

FUCHS working to promote biolubricants

August 25th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member FUCHS is working to promote a step-change in the use of environmentally-friendly bio-lubricants. FUCHS is the world’s largest independent lubricants manufacturer, supplying innovative lubricating products and bespoke support packages – providing a complete service [...]

28Jul, 2017

Call for Abstracts – IBioIC’s 4th Annual Conference

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

Building a reputation as one of the most important UK based industrial biotechnology meetings in the calendar and attracting key players and influencers in the UK and global bioeconomy, IBioIC’s Annual Conference (25-26 January 2018) [...]

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 [...]

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Bio body calls for mandatory food waste collections

The UK government should make food waste collections obligatory in order to allow more compostable packaging to be recycled, according to an industry trade body. Responding to this week’s Footprint’s investigation that showed compostable straws were not [...]

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

Teabags with plastic-free seals to be made

Teabags with a plastic-free seal are to be made for the first time in a bid to save tonnes of waste. Many tea drinkers are unaware that when it comes to plastic, [...]

January 29th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Scapa Flow microplastics levels ‘similar to Forth and Clyde’

Scientists have found levels of microplastic pollution on beaches around Scapa Flow in Orkney are similar to those in industrialised areas like the Forth and Clyde. Researchers at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh [...]

January 22nd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

What are supermarkets doing to fight plastic?

Plastic waste is "one of the great environmental scourges of our time". These are the words of Prime Minister Theresa May, who has pledged to ban all avoidable plastic waste in the [...]

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

Charge for coffee cups will help tackle packaging waste, say MPs

Coffee shops should be made to charge 25 pence for the use of disposable cups say MPs in Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC). The second full report from the EAC’s inquiry into the effects of [...]

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

Scotland proposed total ban on plastic cotton buds

The Scottish Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP has proposed an outright ban on the sale and manufacture of plastic cotton buds in an ambitious move to mitigate the flow of plastics waste entering [...]

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