Monthly Archives: April 2016

29 Apr, 2016

BBIA writes to the EU regarding the Circular Economy Package

By | April 29th, 2016|Our news, Press releases|0 Comments

The BBIA has written to the Council of the European Union recommending changes to the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to be made regarding biowaste, organic recycling and green procurement. In the letter, addressed to Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the President of the European Council of Environment Ministers during the Netherlands’ EU Presidency, BBIA Managing Director David Newman sets out the changes that the BBIA feels would strengthen the package

25 Apr, 2016

Information given on Bio-based Joint Undertaking Call for Proposals

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

The Bio-based Joint Undertaking Information Day took place in Brussels on 21 April, providing over 530 attendees present and more watching via live stream with information on the BBI JU’s Call for Proposals.

25 Apr, 2016

Tetra Pak’s bio-based carton hits new milestones

By | April 25th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

Swedish food processing and packaging company Tetra Pak has announced the launch of a new bio-based version of its Tetra Top package which will have a plant-based renewable content of more than 80%. Last week, Tetra Pak announced it will have delivered 200 billion packages labelled with the FSC logo by the end [...]

7 Apr, 2016

Skincare company Aethic first to use BBIA member Novamont’s new clear MATER-BI film

By | April 7th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

Aethic, the London-based skincare company that launched Sôvée, world’s only scientifically proven ecocompatible sunscreen, is to be the first cosmetics company to use a clear filmic packaging material specially developed by Italian MATER-BI manufacturer Novamont.

5 Apr, 2016

French carrier bag ban to boost bio-based products

By | April 5th, 2016|News from the web|0 Comments

A ban on single-use plastic bags in France will create around 6,000 jobs in the country’s bio-based industries, says Minister of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Ségolène Royal. The French Ministry of Ecology last week (30 March) published a decree on the complete banning of single-use plastic bags from tills from 1 July [...]

5 Apr, 2016

BBIA launches workshop on Industrial Biotechnology at the University of York

By | April 5th, 2016|Our news|0 Comments

A high-level workshop is planned to discuss the huge growth within this sector and how it can contribute to the creation of the Northern Powerhouse. The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has organised a workshop in support of the UK Bioeconomy to be hosted by BioVale at the University of York in partnership with [...]