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.
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
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.
Novamont's Mater-Bi bioplastic has been confirmed as being completely biodegradable in the marine environment within four to 12 months following a series of tests carried out in its own laboratories and by Hydra and the [...]
BBIA member Vegware has introduced sandwich boxes to its compostable packaging range. The sandwich boxes are made from sustainably-sourced board and fully lined with renewable, plant-based PLA to keep sandwiches fresh for longer. The clear [...]
Coffee multinational Lavazza has announced that it will be introducing Eco Caps, its first 100 per cent compostable coffee capsules, with a view to making all of its coffee capsules compostable by 2025. The Eco [...]
The EU Single Use Plastics Directive has entered into law after being ratified by the European Council of Ministers. The new Directive will prevent the sale and use of 10 of the most polluting singe-use [...]
The BBIA has criticised a study published by the University College London that claimed that plastic packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable was misleading, stating that they don't tell consumers that the material needs to be [...]
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