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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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Plastic-free sandwich packaging unveiled by RAP

Wilmbledon-based sandwich packaging supplier RAP has launched two plastic-free sandwich wedges. Freshpak is a folding box carton, which RAP said has been made of 'fully sustainable' boards and cullulose film, both of which [...]

June 1st, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

WRAP restates UK food waste figures to support united global action

Figures for the levels of UK food waste have been restated by WRAP, the UK’s leading sustainability body, as part of a drive for greater international consistency in measurement, reporting and action [...]

May 26th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

UK losing topsoil at a rate of 2.9 million tonnes a year

The Sustainable Soils Alliance is a partnership of businesses, campaigning organisations, the applied scientific community, academia, governmental and non-governmental organisations working together to reverse the current crisis in soil health, which currently [...]

May 17th, 2018|Categories: News from the web, Uncategorised|

Parliament to ‘virtually eliminate single-use plastics’ by 2019

Yesterday (15 May), the UK Parliament announced a comprehensive range of steps to drastically reduce its consumption of single-use plastics by 2019. From coffee cups and straws to plastic bags and water bottles, [...]

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

Strawless in Seattle: How a major coastal city is tackling marine litter

In July 2018, customers in Seattle – the largest city in the State of Washington, along the United States’ Pacific Coast – will have to ask for a biodegradable paper straw with their [...]

April 24th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Can dirt save the Earth?

Climate change often evokes images of smokestacks, and for good reason: The single largest source of carbon emissions related to human activity is heat and power generation, which accounts for about one-quarter of the [...]

April 19th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|