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19Mar, 2019

Postdoctoral research opportunity in Luxembourg

March 19th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Applications are open for a postdoctoral research project at the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) on biobased polymers and materials, as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA), a funding scheme from the European [...]

12Mar, 2019

BioBase4SME Innovation Biocamp 2019 applications deadline approaches

March 12th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The application deadline for BioVale's Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses is approaching, with prospective participants having until 18 March 2019 to register for the event. The Biocamp, part of BioVale's BioBase4SME project, will take place in [...]

4Mar, 2019

BBIA is hiring for EU-funded project on Usable Packaging

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is looking to hire an individual to help undertake tasks related to an EU-funded project known as Usable Packaging. The project, which begins in June 2019 and ends in June 2022, will investigate and [...]

27Feb, 2019

Registration to the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking Info Day now open

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Registration is now open for the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) Info Day, taking place on 12 April 2019 in Brussels. The aim of the event is to bring together potential participants interested in the BBI JU [...]

27Feb, 2019

Open call from Innovate UK Smart Grants

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Innovate UK has issued an open call for projects for its 'open grant funding' programme, Smart. Innovate UK will invest up to £20 million in the best disruptive ideas and projects with a view to [...]

27Feb, 2019

Edinburgh biofilm engineering workshop

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The National Biofilms Innovation Centre (NBIC) is holding a workshop on biofilm engineering on Tuesday 30 April at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC). The workshop will be the second industrial/academic cross-sector workshop on biofilm engineering held [...]

27Feb, 2019

71 per cent of EU agricultural land used to feed livestock, says Greenpeace report

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Greenpeace released a report on 12 February 2019 on how public funds delivered via the EU’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) are currently used, finding that around 71 percent of EU agricultural land is used to [...]

20Feb, 2019

BBIA response to BBC report on compostable materials being landfilled

February 20th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA has responded to a recent BBC article that compostable plastics are going to landfill in Wales rather than recycling because Welsh councils are unable to deal with them. In a letter to the BBC, [...]

4Feb, 2019

Scottish Government announces new plan for biotechnology

February 4th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Scottish Government has released its National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology, which sets out its vision to achieve a mature bioeconomy by 2025. Published on 31 January 2019, the new national plan hopes to further [...]

31Jan, 2019

Ellen MacArthur Foundation launches Cities and Circular Food report

January 31st, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation launched its new report, Cities and Circular Economy for Food, on 24 January at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland. The report highlights the enormous environmental and health damages [...]

23Jan, 2019

Vegware expands composting collection service

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Compostable catering disposables manufacturer and BBIA member Vegware has extended its composting collection service to Bristol, allowing the city's food businesses to 'close the loop'. Vegware's Close the Loop trade collections service sees used compostable [...]

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Inventors waging war on plastic with world saving wonders

We can all do our bit to tackle the scourge of single-use plastic which chokes our seas and litters our towns and countryside — from using reusable shopping bags to joining the [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|

California proposes phaseout of single-use plastics by 2030

California has already placed curbs on plastic items such as straws and bags — and this week legislation was introduced to phase out single-use plastic food containers and other packaging that isn't recyclable or [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|

Spanish researchers explore the use of orange peels to produce bio-plastic

An eco-friendly material made from orange peels could be used in the packaging and agricultural sectors, according to Spanish researchers working on a circular economy project called MIPLASCOE. Essentially, the researchers are aiming [...]

February 13th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|

Can soil organic carbon reverse atmospheric carbon dioxide build-up?

We need increased levels of soil organic carbon in agriculture for greater soil fertility. Increased biomass production results from increased soil fertility and soil fertility are strongly correlated with soil organic matter content. Fertile soil [...]

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: News from the web|

Corona launches plastic-free six pack rings

Corona announced that it will pilot plastic-free six pack rings in select markets as part of the brand’s commitment with Parley for the Oceans to lead the industry with eco-friendly packaging. Both Corona [...]

November 29th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Environmental experts reveal that 90 per cent Of Canada’s plastic is not recycled

Today, Environmental Defence Canada revealed that the vast majority of plastic in Canada is actually not recycled, according to The Weather Network. In fact, a whopping 90 per cent of the plastic in the country is [...]

November 28th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|