Monthly Archives: April 2018

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26 Apr, 2018

BBIA signs up as founding member of the UK Plastics Pact

By |2019-05-08T10:01:23+00:00April 26th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is happy to announce itself as a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, a new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. While plastics have a vital role to play in society, they are wreaking untold damage on our natural environment, which is why BBIA [...]

19 Apr, 2018

Can dirt save the Earth?

By |2019-05-08T10:01:23+00:00April 19th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Climate change often evokes images of smokestacks, and for good reason: The single largest source of carbon emissions related to human activity is heat and power generation, which accounts for about one-quarter of the carbon we put into the atmosphere. Often overlooked, though, is how we use land, which contributes almost as much. The [...]

19 Apr, 2018

NNFCC Bio-based & Biodegradable Plastic in the UK Market Review

By |2018-04-19T15:24:49+00:00April 19th, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultants NNFCC have released a new market report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics, exploring the opportunities for bio-based plastics in the UK plastics industry and for the UK to become a world leader in environmentally friendly plastics. You can find the full report below. NNFCC Market Perspective Biobased Plastics V13 Final

6 Apr, 2018

Plastics all at sea

By |2019-05-08T10:01:24+00:00April 6th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

Images of turtles trapped in plastic packaging or a fish nibbling on microfibres pull on the heartstrings. Yet many scientists studying plastics in the oceans remain open-minded on the longterm effects. While plastics shouldn’t be in our oceans, they say there is still insufficient evidence to determine whether microplastics – the very tiniest [...]

3 Apr, 2018

£5m funding boost for bioeconomy project in Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley

By |2018-04-03T12:42:15+00:00April 3rd, 2018|Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is to lead on a £5-million project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley. The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation in the region in a new collaboration between the Universities of York, Hull and Teesside. Those involved in the three-year [...]