About BBIA

The potential for bio-based solutions to contribute to the UK economy is skyrocketing.

BBIA’s mission is to unite those working in the biodegradable and bio-based industries and to develop partnerships with those who share our vision: to put the bioeconomy agenda at the centre of the political debate on sustainability and economic growth in the UK.

To open up opportunities and standards in the emerging green economy market, BBIA will work with companies and organisations involved in the production of bio-based and biodegradable chemicals and polymers for the benefit of the environment.

Policy Paper adopted by founding members

Company Documents


Memorandum and Articles of Association

Articles of Association for the Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) LTD

Our Board

Andy Sweetman
Andy SweetmanChairman
Marketing Manager at cellulose product producer Futamura UK
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Dr Afsaneh Nabifar
Dr Afsaneh NabifarBoard Member
Head of Global Market Development for Biopolymers BASF
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Tony Breton
Tony BretonBoard member
UK Market Developer for bioplastic company Novamont
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Paul Mines
Paul MinesBoard Member
Chief Executive Officer of Biome Technologies
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Kieran MacSweeney
Kieran MacSweeneyBoard Member
Sphere Consumer Products’s Managing Director
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Josie Morris MBE
Josie Morris MBEBoard Member
Managing Director of Woolcool
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David Newman
David NewmanManaging Director
President of the World Biogas Association
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Emily Nichols
Emily NicholsBoard Member
REA Organics
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*by these terms we refer to the application of recognised international standards. By bio-based product we mean one which is wholly or partly derived from biomass. By biodegradable we mean a product capable of undergoing biologically mediated decomposition. For Chemical products the relevant OECD biodegradation test and requirements should apply. For Polymeric items, BS EN13432 / BS EN14995 shall be considered the minimum accepted specification.