Novamont has announced a new line of bio-based and biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications called CELUS-BI®. The new ingredients have been produced to prevent the use of non-biodegradable microplastics used in cosmetic products, which once used end up in the ocean, contributing to marine plastic pollution and harming marine wildlife. The most advanced product in [...]
Biome Bioplastics will be launching a new digital educational platform, #ThinkBioplastic, on Thursday 1 November. The company will be organising a new video series designed to explain the UK plastics picture to the public in a way that is easily digestible. A teaser for the video series can be found on the platform's Youtube channel. [...]
Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under 12 weeks at Rose Hill Recycling, Gloucestershire. Responding to local demand, the Vegware Composting Collective is a new bring-back scheme [...]
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime Project Competition offers pump-prime funding of up to £50,000 towards academic costs on new and follow-on projects that focus on the [...]
BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 November. The one-day conference will address how climate change, soil and water quality, biodiversity loss, food production and waste, packaging [...]
The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual conference returns in 2019 for its fifth year. It is the UK's largest industrial biotechnology conference, attracting over 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK and Europe to Glasgow to explore the potential of industrial biotechnology. IBioIC has released its exhibition and sponsorship packages for 2019. Exhibition space [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be taking part in a panel discussion on plastics at the Labour Party conference called, 'Don't bottle it: How can Labour lead the purge on plastics?'. The fringe event will take place on Sunday 23 September between 12.45pm and 2pm at Blundell St Restaurant in Liverpool as part of [...]
Australian compostable packaging producer BioPak has teamed up with Soilco to produce a simple and clear video showing how food waste and compostable packaging should be handled together to provide organic matter that can then be used to replenish depleted soils. You can view the video in full below.
The Advertising Standards Authority of the UK uphold a claim against a company advertising plastic bags as ‘biodegradable’
In what is believed to be a landmark ruling for the UK, the ASA has determined that the use of the term ‘biodegradable’ as used by Ancol Pet Products for their Refill Poop Bag Rolls ”is misleading and had not been substantiated”. Whilst the specific ruling applies to plastics made with oxo degradable additives, it [...]
BBIA Managing Director David Newman recently saw a comment published in full in Packaging News regarding a number of myths surrounding the bioplastics industry. You can view the article in full here.