BBIA2022-07-28T13:44:15+00:00July 28th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on OCEANIUM summer newsletter highlights positive strides
In its summer newsletter, BBIA member OCEANIUM highlighted a series of positive developments in the last few months. OCEANIUM secures IUK Grant for further R&D on Seaweed Proteins OCEANIUM’s third IUK Smart Grant – called [...]
BBIA2022-07-18T09:42:34+00:00July 18th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on InnovateUK funding opportunities – July
The upcoming funding InnovateUK opportunities are as follows: Fast start: innovation – Closes 26 July Design Foundations July 2022 – Closes 31 August Innovate UK Smart grants: Apr 2022 – Closes 27 July To view [...]
BBIA2022-07-14T08:59:09+00:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA attends WRAP and DEFRA workshop
BBIA and several members joined the WRAP and DEFRA workshop in Birmingham on 16 June to discuss the market potential and challenges for the supplies of waste containers/bin/liners once the long-awaited reforms take effect in [...]
BBIA2022-07-18T09:44:24+00:00June 17th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA holds 2022 annual meeting
BBIA held its annual meeting on 17 May in London, beginning with an interview with Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change, who underlined the importance of the work BBIA and its members [...]
BBIA2022-06-17T13:41:42+00:00May 17th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA and members attend Rethinking Materials
BBIA and many members attended and spoke at the London Rethinking Materials event on 4-5 May. Interesting to see a whole new generation of young start-ups all producing compostable materials from novel feedstocks, including industrial [...]
BBIA2022-06-17T13:39:16+00:00April 17th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA responds to Scottish litter consultation
BBIA has responded to the Scottish Government’s consultation on littering, which closed on 31 March, calling upon the Government to prohibit the sale of plastics claiming generic 'biodegradability' that fail to meet the criteria of [...]
BBIA2022-06-17T13:37:07+00:00March 17th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA welcomes Government action on plastic pollution in soil
MP Derek Thomas asked a parliamentary question to DEFRA Minister Jo Churchill on what the department is intending to do about the pollution to soils of plastics, as outlined in the UNFAO report last year. [...]
BBIA2022-06-17T13:32:32+00:00February 17th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Jenny Grant calls attention to plastic contamination
REA's Jenny Grant gave evidence in the Parliamentary enquiry into plastic waste, highlighting the enormous burden of plastic contamination for the organics recycling industry. More on her interview here.
BBIA2022-06-17T13:24:25+00:00January 5th, 2022|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA welcomes EA’s revised biowaste standard rules
The Environment Agency has published the revised biowaste standard rules set in December. We quote from the communication sent by REA to its members. “They have added 10 new biowaste standard rules permits and generic [...]
BBIA2021-12-08T15:22:10+00:00December 8th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Versarien launches international operations
BBIA member Versarien has secured £1.93 million in investment from a South Korean company, following support from Innovate UK EDGE and funding from Innovate UK. Versarien PLC became the world’s first verified graphene producer in [...]
BBIA2021-11-23T11:21:20+00:00November 23rd, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Fabbri Group facilitates breakthrough in compostable film
BBIA member Fabbri Group has been featured in an article about Westaway Sausages, documenting the pair's collaboration. As reported by Packaging World, Westaway partnered with Fabbri Group in April of 2020, replacing its cling film [...]
With farmers concerned about the lack of fertiliser supplies as a result of the Ukraine war, the research centre at Rothamsted has published results from years of research showing how the use of composts and manures [...]
France, after Belgium in the EU and other entities globally such as California, has now banned the use of the marketing term 'biodegradable' for plastics. BBIA has written to DEFRA many times to put into [...]
Resource Magazine has published an article looking at how one Italian company treats biowaste to make biomethane and compost. The company, Entsorga, has developed an economically interesting and technically functional model. See more here.
The European Commission has published its long-awaited Green Deal document on sustainable products, which should be essential reading to anyone exporting to the EU. Whilst it is a long and complex document that is likely [...]
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) recently published its latest funding opportunities. They are as follows: Innovation loans future economy competition: round one UK registered businesses can apply for loans for innovative projects with strong commercial [...]
You will have read that in Nairobi, the United Nations Environment Programme annual assembly voted unanimously to initiate the negotiation on a global treaty on managing plastics production and waste. By 2024, the parties should [...]
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