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.
BBIA has submitted its responses to the UK Government's consultations on key policies in the Resources and Waste Strategy, published before Christmas. The consultation period for the consultations on a tax on minimum recycled content [...]
A new report from Ricardo Energy & Environment looks at the state of the market for plastics in the UK bioeconomy and opportunities for growth in compostables. Awareness of the environmental harm of plastic waste [...]
Researchers at the University of Plymouth's International Marine Litter Research Unit have revealed that biodegradable, oxo-degradable and conventional plastic bags all remained functional bags despite being in the the soil or marine environment for three [...]
Digital education platform ThinkBioplastic has released its second series of videos on the world's plastic problem and potential solutions, entitled Our Plastic Predicament. The latest four episodes address what bioplastic means, why we need more [...]
The six candidates for the innovation award 'Bio-based Material of the Year 2019' have been announced, with the winners to be selected at the 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany, on 15-16 [...]
On the Web
The researchers – from the university’s international marine litter research unit – took biodegradable and [...]
The Environment Agency has threatened a crackdown on poor performing composting and AD [...]
Plastic pollution is strewn across beaches and in oceans, bays, and estuaries. Tiny [...]
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