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4 Jun, 2019

Visits to BASF demonstration plots

By |2019-06-04T14:44:26+00:00June 4th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Visits to BASF demonstration plots

BASF, which works closely with farmers to improve biodiversity and ensure sustainable crop production, will be running a series of visits to some of its on-farm production and environmental demonstration plots – which have now been conducted in the UK for nearly 20 years. Over the last 10 years its visitors have included NGOs, retailers and [...]

28 May, 2019

#OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

By |2019-05-28T12:17:23+00:00May 28th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on #OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

On 5 June 2019, A Plastic Planet will be asking people to get involved in #OnePlasticFreeDay to urge governments and big businesses to take action on plastic waste. The campaign asks people to pick one thing they would like to see go plastic free, take a photo of it on their phone and post the [...]

22 May, 2019

Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

By |2019-05-22T10:46:52+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

The penultimate stakeholder meeting of the Horizon 2020-funded Res Urbis project will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 10 July from 9am to 1pm. The project, which leads research into converting urban bio-waste into bio-based products, will be ending in December 2019 and the meeting in Valencia provides the final opportunity for stakeholders to discuss [...]

20 May, 2019

BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

By |2019-05-20T15:44:41+00:00May 20th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

BBIA continues to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's (EMF) New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, calling for it to be banned worldwide. The EMF's statement was originally published on 6 November 2017 but was temporarily removed in June 2018 after concerns were raised by a third party. Having fully considered these queries and [...]

17 May, 2019

25 Year Environment Plan Indicator Framework published

By |2019-05-17T09:16:33+00:00May 17th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on 25 Year Environment Plan Indicator Framework published

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator Framework, alongside the 25 Year Plan Environment Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report outlines what steps the government has taken since the publication of the 25 Year Environment Plan in January 2018, including publishing a draft Environment [...]

15 May, 2019

IBioIC Summer Social open to BBIA members

By |2019-05-15T09:07:14+00:00May 15th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC Summer Social open to BBIA members

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will be holding a Summer Social on 4 June 2019 at the Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh. The event provides the opportunity to meet new IBioIC members, learn about new developments at IBioIC and network. The event will include a BBQ and drinks reception beginning from 2.30pm. The event is [...]

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 |2019-05-15T08:22:43+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

Plymouth University study ‘misleading’ on compostable bags

By |2019-05-15T08:19:15+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. The study also tested a compostable bag, which disappeared in the sea after three months, but was still present [...]

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 [...]