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 members Woolcool received a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales on 19 July as part of the innovative company's celebrations of 10 years since it began creating ground-breaking sustainable food packaging from wool. [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently featured in Footprint arguing that compostables have an important role to play. Footprint does a great job of exposing flaws in our food, packaging and waste systems. Last month [...]
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has launched its October 2020 PhD call. IBioIC supports PhD projects that are jointly funded by IBioIC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), all delivered as [...]
BBC Future has produced a short video exploring climate change, intensive agriculture and urbanisation and the ways in which this interact to degrade soil around the world. The video can be viewed on the BBC [...]
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 [...]
On the Web
Initiatives such as the BioPreferred program, managed by the USDA, can help [...]
We are very pleased to welcome Shaun Chatterton for this week’s interview. [...]
From next month half of all Aldi stores in the UK will [...]
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