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Transforming the role of the circular bioeconomy

BBIA is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy

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.

Chairman’s Message

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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

Market
development

Promoting research, development and production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and their derived consumer products

Consumer
awareness

Advancing study of environmental, economic and social impacts of bio-based products, including market research and consumer behaviour affecting use and acceptance of these materials

Industry
engagement

Encouraging debate and action in connected areas such as waste management, soil, air and water quality, farming, climate change, the marine environment and resource issues

Promoting recognised standards

Participation in the promotion and active development of nationally and internationally recognised standards and certification programmes for products according to their specific applications

Introducing our members

BBIA welcomes members from across the bio-based and biodegradable sector involved in designing and producing products to grow the bioeconomy.

Take a look at what our members are up to.

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.

Click here to see 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.

Our News

23Jan, 2019

Vegware expands composting collection service

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

23Jan, 2019

Ocean plastic solutions funding accelerator

By | January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

16Jan, 2019

Innovation Biocamp for bio-based SMEs

By | January 16th, 2019|Categories: Our news|

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 [...]

3Jan, 2019

Co-op progress on compostable bags use

By | January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|

UK supermarket Co-op announced in October that it would be offering new compostable bags at more than 1,000 of its stores nationwide in a bid to cut single-use plastics use. The retailer has joined forces [...]

7Dec, 2018

Bioeconomy Strategy released

By | December 7th, 2018|Categories: Our news|

The UK Government has released its Bioeconomy Strategy, which outlines how the UK can become a world-leader in the bioeconomy by 2030. The strategy, released on 5 December, seeks to double the value of the [...]

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