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
The Scottish Government has released its National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, which sets out its vision to achieve a mature bioeconomy by 2025. Published on 31 January 2019, the new national plan hopes to further [...]
The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its new report, Cities and Circular Economy for Food, on 24 January at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The report highlights the enormous environmental and health damages [...]
Compostable catering disposables manufacturer and BBIA member Vegware has extended its composting collection service to Bristol, allowing the city's food businesses to 'close the loop'. Vegware's Close the Loop trade collections service sees used compostable [...]
Up to £2 million of funding has been made available by Innovate UK to help fund solutions to the issue of ocean plastics in a new investment accelerator. The funding is available to support business-led [...]
BioVale will be running an Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses in the Netherlands. The BioBase4SME project will be providing small businesses working in the bioeconomy with €7,000-worth of specialist training fully funded by the [...]
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An eco-friendly material made from orange peels could be used in the packaging [...]
We need increased levels of soil organic carbon in agriculture for greater soil [...]
Corona announced that it will pilot plastic-free six pack rings in select markets [...]