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27 Aug, 2019

No-deal Brexit could see ‘more waste going to landfill’

By |2019-08-27T08:42:04+00:00August 27th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on No-deal Brexit could see ‘more waste going to landfill’

Waste management company Suez claims that a no-deal Brexit could lead to more waste being sent to landfill due to the disruption caused by leaving the EU without a deal. Speaking to BBC News, Stuart Hayward-Higham, Technical Development Director at Suez, said: "In the various impacts we've looked at, as a result of a no-deal Brexit, [...]

9 Aug, 2019

Prince of Wales pays visit to Woolcool on tenth birthday

By |2019-08-09T16:00:04+00:00August 9th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Prince of Wales pays visit to Woolcool on tenth birthday

BBIA members Woolcool received a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales on 19 July as part of the innovative company's celebrations of 10 years since it began creating ground-breaking sustainable food packaging from wool. The Prince visited Woolcool's Staffordshire HQ to learn more about the company's use of natural materials in insulated packaging, before [...]

2 Aug, 2019

Comment: The case for compostables

By |2019-08-02T09:19:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Comment: The case for compostables

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently featured in Footprint arguing that compostables have an important role to play. Footprint does a great job of exposing flaws in our food, packaging and waste systems. Last month it targeted compostable packaging, but I think some of the comments were unfair and I want to correct the balance. When [...]

22 Jul, 2019

IBioIC launches PhD call

By |2019-07-22T15:38:44+00:00July 22nd, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC launches PhD call

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has launched its October 2020 PhD call. IBioIC supports PhD projects that are jointly funded by IBioIC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), all delivered as part of its Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP). The competitive call is for projects beginning in October 2020 and lasting four [...]

12 Jul, 2019

BBC video on why soil is disappearing from farms

By |2019-07-12T08:41:18+00:00July 12th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on BBC video on why soil is disappearing from farms

BBC Future has produced a short video exploring climate change, intensive agriculture and urbanisation and the ways in which this interact to degrade soil around the world. The video can be viewed on the BBC website.

5 Jul, 2019

Scientific studies confirm the marine biodegradability of Novamont’s Mater-Bi bioplastic

By |2019-07-05T13:59:30+00:00July 5th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Scientific studies confirm the marine biodegradability of Novamont’s Mater-Bi bioplastic

Novamont's Mater-Bi bioplastic has been confirmed as being completely biodegradable in the marine environment within four to 12 months following a series of tests carried out in its own laboratories and by Hydra and the University of Siena. The studies were carried out to answer the question of what happens if a bag made of [...]

5 Jul, 2019

Vegware adds sandwich boxes to their Green Tree collection

By |2019-07-05T09:15:27+00:00July 5th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Vegware adds sandwich boxes to their Green Tree collection

BBIA member Vegware has introduced sandwich boxes to its compostable packaging range. The sandwich boxes are made from sustainably-sourced board and fully lined with renewable, plant-based PLA to keep sandwiches fresh for longer. The clear PLA front window and leaf-shaped cut-outs on the side offer extra visibility. A simple design for easy assembly. The boxes [...]

5 Jul, 2019

Lavazza introduces compostable coffee capsules

By |2019-07-05T09:04:00+00:00July 5th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Lavazza introduces compostable coffee capsules

Coffee multinational Lavazza has announced that it will be introducing Eco Caps, its first 100 per cent compostable coffee capsules, with a view to making all of its coffee capsules compostable by 2025. The Eco Caps are made with Lavazza's 'aroma safe' technology, which keeps oxygen out of the capsules to keep the coffee inside [...]

27 Jun, 2019

WRAP publishes list of eight single-use plastic items to be eliminated by 2020

By |2019-07-08T11:48:00+00:00June 27th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on WRAP publishes list of eight single-use plastic items to be eliminated by 2020

WRAP has announced that members of the UK Plastics Pact have committed to removing eight problematic or unnecessary single-use plastic items from shelves by the end of 2020 and have identified a further 19 items to take action against by 2025. Members of the UK Plastics Pact, which aims to significantly reduce unnecessary plastic packaging, [...]

18 Jun, 2019

EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

By |2019-06-18T15:37:11+00:00June 18th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

The EU Single Use Plastics Directive has entered into law after being ratified by the European Council of Ministers. The new Directive will prevent the sale and use of 10 of the most polluting singe-use plastic products on the market in the EU, including cotton bud sticks, cutlery, straws, stirrers and polystyrene containers, where alternatives [...]