Monthly Archives: January 2019

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31 Jan, 2019

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches Cities and Circular Food report

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00January 31st, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its new report, Cities and Circular Economy for Food, on 24 January at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The report highlights the enormous environmental and health damages caused by the linear nature of how we produce food and manage waste and by-products. The findings brings to light how [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Vegware expands composting collection service

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Compostable catering disposables manufacturer and BBIA member Vegware has extended its composting collection service to Bristol, allowing the city's food businesses to 'close the loop'. Vegware's Close the Loop trade collections service sees used compostable disposables collected from food businesses to be turned into compost for use in UK fields. Additionally, Vegware also runs a [...]

23 Jan, 2019

Ocean plastic solutions funding accelerator

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Up to £2 million of funding has been made available by Innovate UK to help fund solutions to the issue of ocean plastics in a new investment accelerator. The funding is available to support business-led innovation that will help develop solutions to the environmental crisis caused by plastic pollution in the world's oceans. The competition [...]

16 Jan, 2019

Innovation Biocamp for bio-based SMEs

By |2019-01-16T11:53:16+00:00January 16th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

BioVale will be running an Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses in the Netherlands. The BioBase4SME project will be providing small businesses working in the bioeconomy with €7,000-worth of specialist training fully funded by the project at its Biocamp in Bovendonk, the Netherlands, across 5-10 May 2019. The Biocamp is free of charge and applications [...]

3 Jan, 2019

Co-op progress on compostable bags use

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

UK supermarket Co-op announced in October that it would be offering new compostable bags at more than 1,000 of its stores nationwide in a bid to cut single-use plastics use. The retailer has joined forces with BBIA member Novamont to use the Italian company's Mater-Bi bioplastic in the plastic bags given out by the supermarket. [...]

3 Jan, 2019

Can soil organic carbon reverse atmospheric carbon dioxide build-up?

By |2019-05-08T10:01:17+00:00January 3rd, 2019|News from the web|0 Comments

We need increased levels of soil organic carbon in agriculture for greater soil fertility. Increased biomass production results from increased soil fertility and soil fertility are strongly correlated with soil organic matter content. Fertile soil therefore has the ability to feed more people and to store more carbon.  These are the primary benefits of fertile [...]