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20Jun, 2017

RES URBIS Stakeholder Platform – 29 June, Wales

June 20th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

A stakeholder platform for the RES URBIS (Resources from Urban Bio-waste) project will take place on 29 June (2-5pm) at the University of South Wales in Cardiff. If you would like to attend this event please [...]

10Apr, 2017

Newman contributes to sustainable coffee capsule debate

April 10th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently interviewed for a feature in Caffeine magazine regarding the environmental impact of coffee capsules and how biodegradable pods are beginning to provide a greener solution to daily coffee [...]

15Mar, 2017

European Parliament vote strengthens link between bioeconomy and circular economy

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

The European Parliament has approved its Environment Committee's (ENVI) waste legislative proposals created as part of the Parliamentary response to the EU's Circular Economy Package. As a consequence of the proposals being taken on by [...]

3Mar, 2017

Co-op using Novamont’s biodegradable and compostable carrier bags

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Co-op uses a biodegradable and compostable carrier bag supplied by BBIA member Novamont to cut down on the amount of plastic waste leaking into the environment. Made using Novamont's MATER-BI bioplastic, the bag can [...]

2Mar, 2017

Kick off of RES URBIS project

March 2nd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is participating in the project RES URBIS (RESOURCES FROM URBAN BIO-WASTE), which began on 1 January. This project is coordinated by the University of La Sapienza in Rome and it is based on the development of [...]

23Feb, 2017

It’s time to ditch disposable plastics – video

February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Media company Zinc, which aims to inspire positive social change, has created a video showing how disposable plastic products are leaking into the environment, harming wildlife and, eventually, humans. The video contains shocking footage of [...]

20Feb, 2017

10 per cent BBIA discount for the International Conference on Bio-based Materials

February 20th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Friends and members of the BBIA are being offered a special 10 per cent reduction off of the registration price for the 10th International Conference on Bio-based Materials. Hosted by nova-Institute in Cologne over the [...]

14Feb, 2017

New address and phone number for BBIA

February 14th, 2017|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Please note that as of 1 February 2017, the BBIA has moved offices and has a different postal address and phone number. The new contact details for the association are: BBIA, 2 Old College Court, [...]

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 [...]

On the Web

Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

A new study from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe says annual use of plastic packaging per person has grown simultaneously with food waste since the 1950s - finding that [...]

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

Plastics all at sea

Images of turtles trapped in plastic packaging or a fish nibbling on microfibres pull on the heartstrings. Yet many scientists studying plastics in the oceans remain open-minded on the longterm effects. While plastics [...]

April 6th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

UK reverses opposition to tough EU recycling targets

The UK has reversed its opposition to tough EU recycling targets and will now back a goal of recycling two-thirds of urban waste by 2035, the Guardian has learned. The nation’s recycling rate [...]

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Report: UK overestimates plastics recycling by one-third

The latest Defra figures claim that UK businesses and households produced 2.26 million tonnes of plastics packaging waste in 2015. But research from waste consultancy Eunomia today (6 March) finds that this number [...]

March 7th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

PG Tips to switch to plastic-free teabags

Tea maker PG Tips is to switch to fully biodegradable, plant-based teabags, parent company Unilever has announced. Most manufacturers currently use polypropylene to seal teabags - they say it strengthens them and [...]

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

Plastic-free supermarket aisles see anti-waste go mainstream

The opening of world's first plastic-free supermarket aisle in Amsterdam is the fruit of a year-long campaign by A Plastic Planet, a UK-based initiative launched in January 2017 with a single goal: "to dramatically reduce" [...]

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