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.
Plant-based food disposables manufacturer Vegware has reported a 68 per cent increase in export sales in the year to January 2020, with a 43 per cent increase in international growth in the same year. The [...]
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is offering 15 fully-funded 4-year BBSRC studentships and up to three 50 per cent IBioIC-funded studentships via application from Higher Education Institutions across the UK. All projects require at [...]
A new report by the Changing Markets Foundation, 'Talking Trash: The Corporate Playbook of False Solutions', accuses big plastic polluters of undermining efforts to address the plastic crisis. The report lists the top 10 individual [...]
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance for businesses on the ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers. The ban will enter into force on 1 October and [...]
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