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30Mar, 2021

Whitehall advised to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

March 30th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Whitehall advised to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

Experts and parliamentarians have urged the Government to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling after a landmark report finds overwhelming support for the materials. The report, produced by Ricardo Energy, quizzed experts across [...]

4Feb, 2021

BEIS announces new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund 

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BEIS announces new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund 

BEIS has announced that it will be launching a new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) competition window in spring 2021 due to the large amount of interest it received during the recent competition, which closed on 28 October 2020. [...]

4Feb, 2021

Defra publishes revised Waste Management Plan for England 

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On 27 January Defra published its revised Waste Management Plan for England. Responses from the consultation, including those made by BBIA, have been taken into account in the revised Plan. They are also reflected in [...]

4Feb, 2021

Consumers misled on environmental credentials

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Consumers misled on environmental credentials

BBIA strongly recommends its members ensure that all claims made for their materials are supported by certification. Another example of unsubstantiated claims is evidenced in a report from The International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network, which claims [...]

4Feb, 2021

BIOME Bioplastics launches biodegradable tree shelters

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BBIA member BIOME Bioplastics has launched a new range of biodegradable tree shelters. Plans to significantly increase tree planting as part of the UK’s push to net-zero emissions are expected to exacerbate the country's littering [...]

4Feb, 2021

Cré makes progress with Brown Bin scheme

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Cré Ireland is making fast progress with its Brown Bin scheme, created to collect biowaste and compostables together. The scheme has recently been certified as suitable for Irish composting plants. More news on this progress [...]

26Jan, 2021

World first for high temperature compostable food packaging

January 26th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on World first for high temperature compostable food packaging

In an important step on the journey to replacing plastics in UK ready meal packaging, Camden BRi laboratory has certified an all-natural compostable food tray for high temperature migration, meaning it is safe and highly [...]

6Jan, 2021

BBIA writes to Treasury Minister about Plastics Tax

January 6th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA writes to Treasury Minister about Plastics Tax

On 10 December BBIA wrote to the Treasury Minister responsible for the implementation of the Plastics Tax, Kemi Badenoch MP. This was to point out that the tax unfairly penalises all compostable packaging as compostables [...]

16Dec, 2020

Improving the costs of food waste collection: enhancing economic and environmental outcomes by choosing the right caddy liner

December 16th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Improving the costs of food waste collection: enhancing economic and environmental outcomes by choosing the right caddy liner

The BBIA and associated member companies have commissioned Sancroft International to undertake a detailed cost analysis of the implications of different food waste caddy liners – including PE bags, compostable plastic bags, paper bags and [...]

3Dec, 2020

Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

BioPak has been awarded a grant from the Australian Government to support waste recovery in Australia as part of its National Product Stewardship Investment Fund. BioPak will use the funding to develop and support its [...]

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