BBIA, advancing the UK circular bioeconomy
Welcome to the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), representing companies involved in the production of biodegradable polymers and finished products for the benefit of the environment.
Our members’ activities span a wide range of sectors and applications, providing a range of sustainable solutions that benefit both businesses and individual consumers. BBIA aims to develop the circular bioeconomy in the UK, promoting markets and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals, their transformation into consumer and other products and materials.
With increasing pressure to keep fossil fuels in the ground, bio-based alternatives can bridge the gap to meet demand. This can be done through the use of starch and glucose derivatives, as well as fibre reinforcements, including flax, hemp, sisal, jute and wood regenerated cellulose. The production of new biomaterials is opening up opportunities, creating jobs and wealth in the new green economy.
COOP advice on the provision of compostable carrier bags
The COOP has developed an open-source document providing advice on how to sell compostable carrier bags. Read more.
BBIA’s Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at Futamura UK, considers the progress BBIA has made over its first five years and the work still to do. Read more
BBIA member case studies
BBIA has produced a series of case studies of BBIA members for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which is seeking to to produce a strategy that will encourage a world leading bioeconomy appropriate to the UK’s industrial structure and availability of natural resources.
Check out case studies from BBIA members Aquapak, BioBag, Ecospray, Futamura, Snow Business, Vegware and Woolcool to see how they are helping to grow the bioeconomy in the UK.
TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have joined forces to create compostable packaging that doubles the shelf life of fresh produce. The partnership comes as consumer demand for low-waste packaging continues to grow, and suppliers [...]
This year's International Compost Awareness Week, which ran from 2-8 May 2021, was marked by a webinar on 19 May involving a number of presentations from composting associations such as the US Composting Council, Ecomondo [...]
New Vegware waste collections for Cambridgeshire caterers launched by Countrystyle Recycling and Envar Composting
Envar Composting and Countrystyle Recycling have partnered with Vegware to launch collections for compostable foodservice disposables in Cambridgeshire. This follows the recent announcement of Countrystyle Recycling’s expansion into the Cambridgeshire area, through operations at its [...]
A number of videos in various European languages have been released by Novamont explaining composting and how to maintain the carbon cycle. The educational videos aim to describe and explain key concepts in terms of [...]
On the Web
On 31 May the EU Commission published the long awaited and delayed SUP guidelines, which [...]
Compost organisations around the world have joined forces to highlight how composting can recycle carbon, [...]
Scientific American has agreed with major news outlets worldwide to start using the term “climate [...]
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