This week (1-7 May) is International Compost Awareness Week 2016, and sees BBIA Managing Director David Newman speak at the Global Organic Resources Congress (GORC), taking place in Dublin this year (3-4 May). As part of the week, a global network of organisations devoted to organics recycling and compost use are combining their efforts to bring attention to the multiple benefits to be realised when organic residuals are viewed as resources rather than waste.
The BBIA has written to the Council of the European Union recommending changes to the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to be made regarding biowaste, organic recycling and green procurement. In the letter, addressed to Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the President of the European Council of Environment Ministers during the Netherlands’ EU Presidency, BBIA Managing Director David Newman sets out the changes that the BBIA feels would strengthen the package
The Bio-based Joint Undertaking Information Day took place in Brussels on 21 April, providing over 530 attendees present and more watching via live stream with information on the BBI JU’s Call for Proposals.
Aethic, the London-based skincare company that launched Sôvée, world’s only scientifically proven ecocompatible sunscreen, is to be the first cosmetics company to use a clear filmic packaging material specially developed by Italian MATER-BI manufacturer Novamont.
A high-level workshop is planned to discuss the huge growth within this sector and how it can contribute to the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has organised a [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman has spoken to Packaging News about the recent media debate over coffee cups, saying that infrastructure and materials make currently their recycling too difficult.
Compostable coffee cups present a sustainable solution to waste caused by takeaway drinks packaging in foodservice environments like office blocks, universities and, says the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA).
University College London in collaboration with The Centre for Process Innovation has announced the relaunch of its Industrial Biotechnology: Biocatalysis through to Synthetic Biology MBI® course on 18 – 20th April 2016 at UCL, London.
The Natural Materials Association will be holding its second event in London on Wednesday 20 April following the hugely successful first event held in Glasgow last year. This will be a joint event held in [...]
28 APRIL 2016, AT BIOVALE, UNIVERSITY OF YORK, 10.00am to 5.00pm Location: The Lakehouse in the Ron Cooke Hub on the Heslington East Campus (For directions, click here) The Workshop is organised with the participation of the [...]
Europe’s ecosystems face increasing pressure to stay healthy amid rising pollution, overexploitation, urban sprawl and the effects of climate change, according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The EEA report, ‘Mapping and assessing the condition [...]
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The German government wants all recycling targets in the EU’s Circular Economy Package to be scrapped while an alternative recycling data methodology is implemented, according to reports, risking further delay to the package’s [...]
The French Government could face legal action after a law was passed to ban disposable plastic plates, cutlery and cups. A decree passed on 30 August means that, by 2020, 50 per cent [...]
A Food Waste Recycling Action Plan developed by a range of stakeholders in the food waste recycling industry, led by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP), has established a series of actions [...]
European Bioplastics (EUBP) has backed a new European Parliament report on revised waste legislation which has emphasized the role of bioplastics to help the move to a circular economy. The report, produced by [...]
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said. Their study, reported in Science, found exposure to [...]
Ministers are failing to protect Britain's soils on farmland and in cities, MPs say. The Commons Environmental Audit Committee warns that tracts of polluted soil are a potential health hazard in many [...]