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.
IBioIC has announced that exhibition and sponsorship packages for its 6th Annual Conference are now open The conference takes place on 5-6 February 2020 and will see around 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK [...]
Fashion brand Finisterre has announced that it will be introducing its products in garment bags made from Aquapak polymer. The Aquapak packaging will be first used for select knitwear lines in October, before a full [...]
Compostable packaging company and BBIA member Vegware has teamed up with recycling company First Mile to create a new post-back service using First Mile's courier-led recycling service, RecycleBox. Businesses or consumers that use Vegware foodservice [...]
The programme for the closing meeting of the Res Urbis project has been confirmed, with speakers to include Catia Bastioli, CEO of Novamont, and Andrea Accorigi of the European Commission. The meeting will take place [...]
Packaging manufacturer Aquapak Polymers has announced the set-up of a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Heriot Watt University to explore the impact of plastics on the marine environment. KTPs are part government-funded lasting between [...]
On the Web
"Biobased" and "biodegradable" are terms that are bandied about universally when discussing [...]
As part of its waste and resources strategy, the UK government proposes [...]
Iceland boss Richard Walker claims ‘Big Plastic’ is pressuring supermarkets to abandon their green efforts
Plastic manufacturers are putting “huge pressure” on UK supermarkets to abandon their [...]
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