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Transforming the role of the circular bioeconomy

BBIA is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy

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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.

Chairman’s Message

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BBIA’s inaugural Chair, Andy Sweetman, Marketing Manager at Futamura UK, considers the progress BBIA has made over its first two years and the work still to do. Read more

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.

Market
development

Promoting research, development and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and their derived consumer products

Consumer
awareness

Advancing study of environmental, economic and social impacts of bio-based products, including market research and consumer behaviour affecting use and acceptance of these materials

Industry
engagement

Encouraging debate and action in connected areas such as waste management, soil, air and water quality, farming, climate change, the marine environment and resource issues

Promoting recognised standards

Participation in the promotion and active development of nationally and internationally recognised standards and certification programmes for products according to their specific applications

Introducing our members

BBIA welcomes members from across the bio-based and biodegradable sector involved in designing and producing products to grow the bioeconomy.

Take a look at what our members are up to.

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.

Case Studies

Our News

7Jan, 2020

Research project positions available in Ireland

By |January 7th, 2020|Categories: Our news|

Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Cré are delighted to announce commencement of a research project on BioPost – ‘Sustainable, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable plastics for packaging and end-of-life management’. This project is funded under the [...]

18Dec, 2019

UK Plastics Pact members makes progress

By |December 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|

Members of the UK Plastics pact are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable and a third of the way towards using an average of 30 per cent recycled content in their packaging by [...]

3Dec, 2019

England’s recycling rate increases marginally

By |December 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|

New figures from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) have revealed that England’s ‘waste from households’ recycling rate has risen to 45.1 per cent – a 0.3 per cent increase on last [...]

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