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
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 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.
The next round of the Future Leaders Fellowships scheme is now open. Supported by Innovate UK, the Future Leaders Fellowships provide funding and support to businesses looking to turn high-impact research and innovation into reality. Through [...]
It is with great sadness that we have to announce the passing of Ecospray Chief Executive and BBIA Board director Philip Charlton Smith, who died on Tuesday (24 March) after a long battle with lung [...]
Compostable packaging specialist and BBIA member Vegware has offered its support to the foodservice sector during the coronavirus outbreak. Vegware is still fully operational despite lockdowns across the world to prevent the spread of the [...]
Compostable packaging specialists and BBIA member Vegware has revealed its continuous growth since it began in June 2017 ahead of the 3rd Global Recycling Day (18 March). Between June 2017 and the end of 2019, [...]
The nova-Institute will once again award 'Bio-based Material of the Year' to novel or innovative bio-based materials and products at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany, on 12-13 May 2020. From a [...]
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