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14 May, 2019

BBIA submits responses to Resources and Waste Strategy consultations

By |2019-05-14T12:44:44+00:00May 14th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on BBIA submits responses to Resources and Waste Strategy consultations

BBIA has submitted its responses to the UK Government's consultations on key policies in the Resources and Waste Strategy, published before Christmas. The consultation period for the consultations on a tax on minimum recycled content in plastic packaging, reform of the extended producer responsibility system (EPR), consistency in household and business recycling collections and a [...]

10 May, 2019

Plastics in the Bioeconomy report

By |2019-05-10T09:23:27+00:00May 10th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Plastics in the Bioeconomy report

A new report from Ricardo Energy & Environment looks at the state of the market for plastics in the UK bioeconomy and opportunities for growth in compostables. Awareness of the environmental harm of plastic waste is now prominent in the public consciousness, and both government and business are taking steps to mitigate its negative consequences. [...]

2 May, 2019

Biodegradable bags struggle to break down, claims study

By |2019-05-08T10:01:15+00:00May 2nd, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Researchers at the University of Plymouth's International Marine Litter Research Unit have revealed that biodegradable, oxo-degradable and conventional plastic bags all remained functional bags despite being in the the soil or marine environment for three years. Although a compostable bag disappeared in the sea after three months, it was still present in soil after 27 months, [...]

17 Apr, 2019

Our Plastic Predicament video series

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00April 17th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Digital education platform ThinkBioplastic has released its second series of videos on the world's plastic problem and potential solutions, entitled Our Plastic Predicament. The latest four episodes address what bioplastic means, why we need more than recycling to tackle the plastic crisis and how bioplastics can perform as well as traditional oil-based plastics. Links to [...]

12 Apr, 2019

Candidates revealed for Bio-based Material of the Year 2019

By |2019-05-08T10:01:16+00:00April 12th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The six candidates for the innovation award 'Bio-based Material of the Year 2019' have been announced, with the winners to be selected at the 12th International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany, on 15-16 May 2019. The final candidates were whittled down from 21 to six new materials and innovative products by the conference [...]

28 Mar, 2019

European Parliament adopts new rules on single-use plastics

By |2019-03-28T10:22:20+00:00March 28th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The European Parliament has agreed on ambitious measures proposed by the European Commission to tackle marine litter coming from the 10 single-use plastic products most often found on European beaches, as well as abandoned fishing gear and oxo-degradable plastics. Announced on 27 March 2019, the new rules on single-use plastics and fishing gear are part [...]

19 Mar, 2019

Postdoctoral research opportunity in Luxembourg

By |2019-03-19T11:16:05+00:00March 19th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Applications are open for a postdoctoral research project at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) on biobased polymers and materials, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), a funding scheme from the European Commission to finance postdoctoral research projects. The project will take place in the 'Materials Research and Technology' (MRT) department of [...]

12 Mar, 2019

BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2019 applications deadline approaches

By |2019-03-12T11:21:58+00:00March 12th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

The application deadline for BioVale's Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses is approaching, with prospective participants having until 18 March 2019 to register for the event. The Biocamp, part of BioVale's BioBase4SME project, will take place in Bovendonk, the Netherlands, across 5-10 May 2019 and will provide small businesses working in the bioeconomy with specialist training fully [...]

4 Mar, 2019

BBIA is hiring for EU-funded project on Usable Packaging

By |2019-03-04T12:46:00+00:00March 4th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is looking to hire an individual to help undertake tasks related to an EU-funded project known as Usable Packaging. The project, which begins in June 2019 and ends in June 2022, will investigate and research the possibility of obtaining novel products and chemicals from bio-based waste resources originating in the food industry, including those [...]

27 Feb, 2019

Registration to the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Info Day now open

By |2019-02-27T16:08:23+00:00February 27th, 2019|Our news|0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Info Day, taking place on 12 April 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU 2019 Call for proposals. The morning sessions will provide information about the BBI JU initiative and all aspects of the call [...]