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12May, 2016

Speaker list confirmed for EFIB 2016

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be among the speakers at EFIB 2016 (European Forum for Industrial Biotechnology and the Bioeconomy). The event, which combines discussion on business and policy within the industry with the opportunity [...]

6May, 2016

Innovate UK makes bioeconomy a priority in 2016/17 Delivery Plan

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has published its Delivery Plan 2016-2017, outlining how it plans to invest around £561 million into helping businesses innovate, with the bioeconomy one of its priorities. The plan for the financial year explains [...]

5May, 2016

Vegware wins 2nd Queen’s Award for compostable packaging with recycling support

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Edinburgh eco packaging firm and BBIA member Vegware has won its second Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation – the SME’s 60th accolade. This recognises Vegware’s innovations in zero waste for foodservice – compostable catering disposables [...]

3May, 2016

Clear labelling needed for biodegradable plastics says ISWA report

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Biodegradable plastics need to be clearly labelled, in order to enhance consumer awareness and help distinguish compostable plastics from other non-compostable polymers, according to a paper by the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA). The conclusion comes as [...]

3May, 2016

Benefits of composting emphasised for International Compost Awareness Week 2016

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

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.

29Apr, 2016

BBIA writes to the EU regarding the Circular Economy Package

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Our news, Press releases|0 Comments

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

25Apr, 2016

Information given on Bio-based Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

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.

7Apr, 2016

Skincare company Aethic first to use BBIA member Novamont’s new clear MATER-BI film

April 7th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

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.

5Apr, 2016

BBIA launches workshop on Industrial Biotechnology at the University of York

April 5th, 2016|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

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 [...]

29Mar, 2016

BBIA intervenes on ‘storm in a coffee cup’ discussion

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

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.

22Mar, 2016

Compostable coffee cups present solution to single-use cups in foodservice environments

March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Press releases|0 Comments

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).

On the Web

The 40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy, 2016-17

In Florida, Reverdia took the #1 spot in the 2016 “40 Hottest Emerging Companies in the Advanced Bioeconomy” rankings, published in The Digest and Nuu, the world’s most widely-read advanced bioeconomy dailies. Last [...]

November 11th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

UK and Colombia announce £20m bioeconomy research programme

The UK and Colombia this week (2 November) agreed a new £20-million bioeconomy research programme to aid post-conflict developmental efforts in some of the worst affected regions in Colombia. The agreement, signed by [...]

November 4th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

Scottish bioeconomy gets £1.5m funding boost

Funding of £1.5 million is to be made available for businesses and research institutions working in the bioeconomy in Scotland to support innovative work that will help deliver circular economy growth. Paul Wheelhouse, [...]

October 20th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

Germany could call for removal of EU recycling targets

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 [...]

September 20th, 2016|Categories: News from the web, Uncategorised|

France could face legal action over disposable plates and cutlery ban

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 [...]

September 20th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|

‘Vital’ food waste recycling plan gives industry plan of attack

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 [...]

July 11th, 2016|Categories: News from the web|