The soon-to-be-launched Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has announced that it has appointed Andy Sweetman as Chairman and chosen six other board members from across the bioindustry.

The trade body, which is expected to officially launch ‘shortly after the 2015 general election’, seeks to represent the ‘circular bioeconomy sector’ in the UK, which the group says is ‘currently under-represented in public and political debates’.

It announced today (29 April), that it has elected David Newman, President of the International Solid Waste Association (ISWA), as its Managing Director, and appointed seven individuals from the bioindustry to its board.