Monthly Archives: February 2016

26 Feb, 2016

Paving a clear path for the European bioeconomy with standards

By | February 26th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

What is the bioeconomy? The bioeconomy refers to all economic activity that starts with the production of renewable biological resources and their conversion into food, feed, bio-based products and bioenergy. The bioeconomy interconnects supply chains in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, food, pulp and paper, as well as parts of the chemical, biotechnological and energy [...]

25 Feb, 2016

BBIA MD to speak at GORC 2016

By | February 25th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be one of the key speakers at the Global Organic Resources Congress (GORC), which takes place this year in Dublin on 3-4 May. Organised by Cré and the European Compost Network and sponsored by BBIA member Novamont, GORC will bring together key stakeholders to discuss new opportunities in the [...]

25 Feb, 2016

Save the date: European Bioplastics Conference 2016 – Rethinking Plastics

By | February 25th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

The 11th European Bioplastics Conference has been scheduled for 29/30 November 2016 in Berlin. Following on from the events of the past years that reflected the growing confidence in plastics solutions that are biobased, biodegradable, or both as a viable alternative to conventional plastics, the 11th European Bioplastics Conference has now been confirmed to take place [...]

24 Feb, 2016

Scotland sets food waste target

By | February 24th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Scottish Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead has today (23 February) pledged to cut food waste in Scotland by a third by 2025, as part of Scotland’s new circular economy strategy, ‘Making Things Last’. The food waste target, which last October Lochhead promised to introduce, could save Scottish businesses and households at least £500 million [...]

19 Feb, 2016

Is there a serious problem with coffee capsules?

By | February 19th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

The German city of Hamburg has banned coffee pods from state-run buildings as part of an environmental drive to reduce waste. Should others follow suit, asks Chris Stokel-Walker. First there was the coffee bean, then the instant coffee jar, and then expensive coffee shop drinks on the go. In the past decade [...]

16 Feb, 2016

Will there be more fish or plastic in the sea in 2050?

By | February 16th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

A recent claim that there will be more plastic than fish in the sea by 2050 was intended to highlight a pollution crisis in the oceans. The problem really does exist, but do the figures hold water, or is there something fishy going on? The prediction was made by the Ellen MacArthur [...]

12 Feb, 2016

VTT files patent for new bio-based mineral oil barrier technology for food packaging

By | February 12th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Finland-based VTT, the leading technical research institute in the Nordic countries, has come up with a new bio-based mineral oil barrier for use in food packaging. The invention tackles an issue that first became manifest in 2011: the migration of mineral oils into foods packaged in paper and board. The main source [...]

11 Feb, 2016

Woolcool: Disruptive packaging innovation – ‘smart’ natural fibres

By | February 11th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Angela Morris from BBIA member Woolcool describes how to company is innovating food and pharmaceutical packaging for the circular economy.

11 Feb, 2016

BIS seeks feedback on regulators’ innovation support

By | February 11th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

The Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) is asking for feedback and ideas on how regulation and enforcement networks affect businesses' ability to innovate or enter markets or products.

5 Feb, 2016

Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking to host event prior to new call for funding proposals

By | February 5th, 2016|Uncategorised|0 Comments

The Bio-based Industries (BBI) Joint Undertaking (JU) is to host a free event on 3 March to give details about its upcoming call for proposals for funding.