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 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
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 Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications to its funding opportunities between industry and academia. Find funding opportunities below. Innovation Fund Project Call August 2020 Scope – Scottish academic-industrial partnerships. Large pieces of innovative [...]
The Italian association for bioplastics, Assobioplastiche, has revealed the latest market date for the Italian compostables markets, outlining impressive growth in the past few years. More than 110,000 tonnes of compostable materials were produced in [...]
The European Commission Research Executive Agency has released its final report on the RES URBIS project, which finished last December. Officially called REsources from URban BIo-waSte, the project, which ran from 1 January 2017 to [...]
The government has released updates on the progress of the 25 Year Environment Plan, alongside an update to the 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator Framework. The 25 Year Environment Plan Progress Report provides details [...]
Bioplastic packaging specialist and BBIA member Futamura has released a new video demonstrating the compostability of its NatureFlex films. The timelapse video features Market Manager Lucy Cowton explaining how NatureFlex film disintegrates in composting conditions. [...]
On the Web
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Waqas Qureshi hears from seven compostable and biodegradable packaging suppliers. The mood [...]
In its latest report, The Recycling Myth 2.0, Greenpeace reveals that plastic [...]
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