A new trade association for the UK bioeconomy, will officially launch next month, it has been announced.

Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association to launch

The Bio-based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA), formerly referred to as the British Association of Bio-based and Biodegradable Chemicals (BABBC), includes BASF, Biobag, Biotec, EuroPackaging, Fuchs, Innovia, Novamont and Sinvestec amongst its founding members.

Open to ‘anybody who is involved in speciality chemicals and commodity chemicals, composites, plastics, polymers, or even construction materials’, the BBIA has been established to represent the ‘circular bioeconomy sector’ in the UK, which the group says is ‘currently under-represented in public and political debates in the UK’.