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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
The French Agency for the Environment and Energy Management (ADEME) released a report on 14 November on the environmental impact of fruit and vegetable bags. The ADEME report, entitled 'The environmental impact of fruit and [...]
BBIA will be exhibiting the USABLE PACKAGING project as its lead partners for dissemination and communications at the BBI JU Stakeholder Forum 2019 in Brussels on 4 December 2019. The project looks to increase the [...]
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