Monthly Archives: April 2018

26 Apr, 2018

BBIA signs up as founding member of the UK Plastics Pact

By | April 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 [...]

24 Apr, 2018

Strawless in Seattle: How a major coastal city is tackling marine litter

By | April 24th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

In July 2018, customers in Seattle – the largest city in the State of Washington, along the United States’ Pacific Coast – will have to ask for a biodegradable paper straw with their drink, or decide to go without it. While it’s a small change, it has life-saving implications for the ocean. The [...]

19 Apr, 2018

Can dirt save the Earth?

By | April 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 | April 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

12 Apr, 2018

Plastic doesn’t reduce food waste, study finds

By | April 12th, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

A new study from Friends of the Earth Europe and Zero Waste Europe says annual use of plastic packaging per person has grown simultaneously with food waste since the 1950s - finding that we now use 30kg of plastic each a year in Europe, and waste 173kg of food. "What this study shows," [...]

6 Apr, 2018

Plastics all at sea

By | April 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 | April 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 [...]

3 Apr, 2018

UK reverses opposition to tough EU recycling targets

By | April 3rd, 2018|News from the web|0 Comments

The UK has reversed its opposition to tough EU recycling targets and will now back a goal of recycling two-thirds of urban waste by 2035, the Guardian has learned. The nation’s recycling rate has stalled and it is set to miss its current target of 50 per cent by 2020. The prime minister, [...]