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.
The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on reducing single-use plastics. Launched on 30 July, the consultation will run until 22 October 2020 and will gather views on how the country can reduce single-use plastics, [...]
Defra has written to stakeholders regarding the upcoming Circular Economy Package (CEP) and how changes brought in by its implementation might affect them. The CEP will transpose the vast majority of the EU's CEP into [...]
New research from the National University of Ireland (NUI) Galway shows that up to 31 per cent of plastic exported for recycling from the EU, UK, Switzerland and Norway goes unrecycled. Around 46 per cent [...]
New BBIA member Fabbri Group has created Nature Fresh, the world’s first bioplastic certified compostable cling film for automatic and manual applications. It is available in rolls for automatic packaging or hand-wrap, cutter-boxes and jumbo [...]
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