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4 Jun, 2020

Futamura releases video demonstrating compostability of NatureFlex films

By |2020-06-04T09:58:05+00:00June 4th, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on Futamura releases video demonstrating compostability of NatureFlex films

Bioplastic packaging specialist and BBIA member Futamura has released a new video demonstrating the compostability of its NatureFlex films. The timelapse video features Market Manager Lucy Cowton explaining how NatureFlex film disintegrates in composting conditions. The video shows how the film essentially biodegrades after 12 weeks. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvOtCpTL3YI

2 Jun, 2020

BBIA joins coalition of associations calling for ban on oxodegradable plastics in the UK

By |2020-06-02T09:08:11+00:00June 2nd, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on BBIA joins coalition of associations calling for ban on oxodegradable plastics in the UK

The BBIA has joined a coalition of trade associations calling for a ban on oxodegradable plastics in the UK. The BBIA has put its name to a letter to Environment Secretary George Eustice calling for a "total ban" on the use, sale and distribution in the UK of conventional non-biodegradable plastics containing additives, which accelerate [...]

1 Jun, 2020

Jeremy Jacobs retires from REA and BBIA

By |2020-06-01T12:54:23+00:00June 1st, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on Jeremy Jacobs retires from REA and BBIA

Jeremy Jacobs, Technical Director at the REA and BBIA Board Member, has retired following a 40-year career. Following Jacobs' retirement, Jenny Grant will now serve as Head of Organics and Natural Capital at the REA. The REA's Emily Nichols has replaced Jacobs on the board of the BBIA. Jacobs has had a long and varied [...]

28 May, 2020

BBIA WEBINAR | 16 JUNE:A new Extended Producer Responsibility system for compostable packaging – the Italian model

By |2020-05-28T11:22:10+00:00May 28th, 2020|Our news, Uncategorised|Comments Off on BBIA WEBINAR | 16 JUNE:A new Extended Producer Responsibility system for compostable packaging – the Italian model

BBIA will be hosting a free webinar on Tuesday 16th June 2020 at 2-3pm examining the Italian model for an extended producer responsibility scheme for compostable packaging.  In May 2020 the Italian Minister of Environment Sergio Costa announced his approval of the new programme for the management of compostable packaging, EN 13432 compliant,  under the [...]

21 May, 2020

Wood-based fibre ready meal tray wins Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

By |2020-05-21T15:25:00+00:00May 21st, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on Wood-based fibre ready meal tray wins Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

A wood-based fibre ready meal tray suitable for home composting has won the Bio-based Material of the Year 2020 award. Made by Huhtamaki Lurgan from the UK and Finland, the product beat off competition from a self-adhesive tape consisting of 90 per cent raw materials made by monta Klebebandwerk (Germany) in second place and a [...]

19 May, 2020

Vegware launches commercial compostables service with Paper Round

By |2020-05-19T07:05:16+00:00May 19th, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on Vegware launches commercial compostables service with Paper Round

BBIA member Vegware has launched a new commercial compostable collection service with Paper Round to collect its compostable packaging in London, Brighton and Sussex. Vegware's compostable foodservice packaging will be collected by Paper Round as a separate waste stream where it is sent to enVar's in-vessel composting facility in Cambridgeshire, where it is turned into [...]

11 May, 2020

Woolcool Managing Director Josie Morris speaks about Covid-19, running a family business and coping with crisis

By |2020-05-11T15:40:54+00:00May 11th, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on Woolcool Managing Director Josie Morris speaks about Covid-19, running a family business and coping with crisis

Woolcool Managing Director Josie Morris has been interviewed by London-based journalist and editor Marc Anton Smith, speaking about the impact of Covid-19 on Woolcool's business, becoming a B Corp and facing crises as a family business. You can read the interview in full here.

9 May, 2020

PepsiCo creates compostable packaging video

By |2020-05-11T06:36:56+00:00May 9th, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on PepsiCo creates compostable packaging video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55YnyK9QL-s Soft drinks giant PepsiCo has created a new video with help from BBIA member Novamont on compostable packaging. With the company aiming to make its packaging 100 per cent recyclable, compostable or biodegradables by 2025, the video explains what compostable packaging is, how it is composted and why it is good for the [...]

7 May, 2020

BBIA WEBINAR: Food Waste Collections in the UK

By |2020-05-07T13:01:35+00:00May 7th, 2020|Our news|Comments Off on BBIA WEBINAR: Food Waste Collections in the UK

BBIA will be hosting a free webinar on Thursday 14 May 2020 at 2-3pm on the future of food waste collections in the UK, drawing on the experience of Italy. Ten years ago, Italy passed a world first law to oblige local authorities and operators to collect household and business food waste “either with no [...]

4 May, 2020

New Innovate UK funding available

By |2020-05-04T06:50:33+00:00May 4th, 2020|Our news, Uncategorised|Comments Off on New Innovate UK funding available

Innovate UK has released details of new funding opportunities for innovative business and research. Of particular interest are the following opportunities: EUREKA collaborative R&D: advanced materials – Closes 30 June 2020 Innovate UK Smart Grants – Closes 27 May 2020 The Small Business Research Initiative Horizon 2020 programme You can find the full list of [...]