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4 Mar, 2020

Press release: BBIA responds to Tesco’s packaging strategy

By |2020-03-04T09:39:34+00:00March 4th, 2020|Our news, Press releases|Comments Off on Press release: BBIA responds to Tesco’s packaging strategy

Tesco has recently issued an updated series of guidelines on the preferred materials and formats that it will accept as packaging. In these updated guidelines Tesco has included all compostable materials in its 'Red list' under the category of packaging “Not to be used as customers cannot easily recycle (UK)”. Tesco explains this decision as [...]

29 Apr, 2016

BBIA writes to the EU regarding the Circular Economy Package

By |2019-05-08T10:01:34+01:00April 29th, 2016|Our news, Press releases|0 Comments

The BBIA has written to the Council of the European Union recommending changes to the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to be made regarding biowaste, organic recycling and green procurement. In the letter, addressed to Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the President of the European Council of Environment Ministers during the Netherlands’ EU Presidency, BBIA Managing Director David Newman sets out the changes that the BBIA feels would strengthen the package

15 Jul, 2015

BBIA announces that Iris Anderson has been appointed “BBIA Ambassador for the Bioeconomy”

By |2019-05-08T10:01:44+01:00July 15th, 2015|Press releases|0 Comments

Iris Anderson BEM The newly formed association promoting the bioeconomy in the UK, BBIA, has appointed long-serving civil servant Iris Anderson as their first Ambassador for the bioeconomy. Iris has spent most of her career in MAFF, DEFRA and more recently in the Department of Energy and Climate Change. Her various roles have [...]

11 Jun, 2015

Bioplastics industry meet to discuss benefits, barriers and prospects of the European bioeconomy

By |2019-05-08T10:01:47+01:00June 11th, 2015|Press releases|0 Comments

Vienna/Berlin, 11 June 2015 – On Monday, 8 June 2015, European Bioplastics (EUBP) and the Austrian Energy Agency (AEA) hosted a seminal meeting in Vienna with over 75 thought leaders and senior experts involved in the important process of advancing the bioeconomy in Europe. The participants discussed the initiatives currently being advanced in Austria, the [...]

28 Apr, 2015

Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) elects officers, appoints new board members, expands membership

By |2019-05-08T10:01:49+01:00April 28th, 2015|Press releases|0 Comments

Andy Sweetman and David Newman elected Chairman and Managing Director respectively. Seven-member Board now complete with Biobag UK’s Harold Naylor and REA’s Nina Skorupska. London, Tuesday 28 April 2015 – The Board of the Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), the newly-established trade body created to strengthen the voice of the circular bioeconomy sector in [...]

8 Apr, 2015

New trade association representing bio-based and biodegradable industries in the UK now established

By |2019-05-08T10:01:49+01:00April 8th, 2015|Press releases|0 Comments

“Research on financial and employment benefits of the sector to the British economy to be presented soon” says BBIA founder David Newman London, Wednesday 8 April 2015 – The circular bioeconomy sector, currently under-represented in public and political debates in the UK, will have its own Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA). The trade body [...]

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