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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 [...]

18 Jun, 2019

BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

By |2019-06-18T14:40:12+00:00June 18th, 2019|Our news|Comments Off on BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

The BBIA has criticised a study published by the University College London that claimed that plastic packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable was misleading, stating that they don't tell consumers that the material needs to be disposed in industrial facilities and that most compostable packaging ends up in landfill as there are not enough industrial plants [...]

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 [...]