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.
A study by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has found that compostable plastics break down sufficiently and quickly enough in Dutch composting facilities. In a representative full-scale composting test conducted at an organic waste site [...]
The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a ruling against Ancol Pet Products Ltd' claims its dog waste bags were biodegradable and less harmful to the environment. Ancol had marketed a product in March 2018 [...]
A new report from WRAP suggests that local authorities that provide separate food waste collections experience lower total food waste arisings in their area. The report, entitled 'The impact of food waste collection on household [...]
NNFCC is seeking high-quality candidates for research analyst or consultant positions. Employment will be for an initial 12 months with potential for extension. These posts suit recent graduates with either first or post graduate degrees [...]
BBIA Chairman Andy Sweetman has joined MPs and academics in signing a letter calling for ambitious targets to increase the uptake of compostable alternatives to conventional plastics. The letter underlines the current lack of recycling [...]
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