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.
The Cré Compostable Certification Scheme is the only Irish scheme providing third party independent assessment that packaging is compostable in Ireland and is accepted in food waste bins (brown bins). The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) [...]
Co-op has revealed that 'bags for life' made available to customers to replace single-use carrier bags have inadvertently caused an increase of up to 440 per cent in the amount of plastic put on the [...]
Specialist packaging converter Parkside Flexibles, which produces sustainable flexible packaging, has launched its own range of fully certified compostable laminates, Park2Nature™. Parkside is a valued customer of Futamura’s NatureFlex™ renewable and compostable packaging films that [...]
KCC Packaging has developed a sugar cane-based biodegradable food tray to be used in place of the plastic ones that two million ready meals a year are supplied in within the UK. Managing Director Kevin [...]
On the Web
Compost organisations around the world have joined forces to highlight how composting can recycle carbon, [...]
Scientific American has agreed with major news outlets worldwide to start using the term “climate [...]
The report, produced by Ricardo Energy, spoke to experts across the UK, France, Germany, Italy [...]
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