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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 [...]

19Jan, 2017

BBIA presents seven bioeconomy case studies for BEIS public call for evidence

January 19th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members as part of the call for evidence from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy [...]

12Jan, 2017

BEIS seeks views on Brexit impact on chemicals sector

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

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), ahead of the Brexit negotiations expected to begin by March, is working with the Department for Exiting the EU (DExEU) to gather evidence on the impact [...]

12Jan, 2017

Novamont to bring bioplastics expertise to New Plastic Economy initiative

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

BBIA member Novamont has joined the New Plastics Economy as the initiative’s sixth Core Partner. The leading bioplastics and biochemical company joins the initiative’s existing Core Partners, Amcor, The Coca-Cola Company, MARS, Unilever and Veolia, [...]

29Nov, 2016

European funding awarded to support Yorkshire’s bio-based businesses

November 29th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The University of York has been awarded £1.79 million to support the growth of Yorkshire businesses that deliver products, processes or services related to renewable, biological resources. The European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is providing [...]

17Nov, 2016

Free Exporting is GREAT webinars from the Department for International Trade

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Department for International Trade (DIT) has announced that, starting this week, it will be running a range of free Exporting is GREAT webinars to help businesses know certain things they should consider when preparing [...]

15Nov, 2016

£2.6M IBioIC studentships to boost skills in UK bioscience

November 15th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has been awarded a total of 27 four-year studentships to be allocated over the next three academic years – 17 to focus on industrial biotechnology (IB) and [...]

11Nov, 2016

Member Spotlight: Snow Business looking for continued packaging sustainability improvement

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Founded in 1983 Snow Business is the world’s biggest supplier of winter special effects to the film and television industry. Chances are you won’t have heard of us but it’s a dead cert that you [...]

20Oct, 2016

Lignocellulosic Biorefinery Network (LBNet) funding opportunities: POC and BIV

October 20th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The LBNet Proof Of Concept (POC) call is now open. The deadline to submit POC proposals is 11 November 2016. This funding call will be for projects focussed on feasibility studies and development of enabling technologies for the [...]

12Oct, 2016

Innovate 2016

October 12th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Innovate 2016, the UK's leading innovation conference, exhibition and networking event bringing together those needing and providing funding, connections, support and international business opportunities, takes place in Manchester next month. The conference, hosted by the [...]

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Cleaning up Zimbabwe with a styrofoam ban

Styrofoam pollution is a serious problem in Zimbabwe. The government is set to ban the ubiquitous material for use in food containers and to promote greener alternatives. But not everyone is happy [...]

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

Biodegradable plastics needed to increase recycling efficiency

Berlin, 21 September 2017 – In the light of the current debates and consultations on the upcoming EU Strategy on Plastics and the revision of the EU waste legislation, European Bioplastics (EUBP), the [...]

October 2nd, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

EAC relaunches inquiry to curb impact of coffee cups and plastic bottles

Parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is relaunching its predecessor’s investigation into the impact of disposable drinks packaging on the environment, after the original inquiry was disrupted by the general election. The new inquiry will look [...]

September 28th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

Wrapped in plastic, China’s farmland is suffering

Covering soil in plastic has been a boon for agriculture around the world, especially in China, where an area half the size of California is under polyethylene wrap. Farmers cover their land in [...]

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

Kenya plastic bag ban comes into force after years of delays

A ban on plastic carrier bags has come into force in Kenya, which means that anyone found selling, manufacturing or carrying them could face fines of up to $38,000 or prison sentences [...]

August 29th, 2017|Categories: News from the web|

The Role of Bioplastics in the New Plastic Economy

Bioplastics are shaping our economy as they increase in use and feasibility. Green Dot Bioplastics’ Kevin Ireland explains why there is still vast room for growth. Bioplastics will be a major component in [...]

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