Monthly Archives: February 2016

26 Feb, 2016

Paving a clear path for the European bioeconomy with standards

By |2019-05-08T10:01:36+00:00February 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 |2019-05-08T10:01:37+00:00February 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 |2016-02-25T10:19:46+00:00February 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 |2019-05-08T10:01:37+00:00February 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 |2019-05-08T10:01:37+00:00February 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 [...]

12 Feb, 2016

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

By |2019-05-08T10:01:38+00:00February 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 [...]