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18Jun, 2019

EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

The EU Single Use Plastics Directive has entered into law after being ratified by the European Council of Ministers. The new Directive will prevent the sale and use of 10 of the most polluting singe-use [...]

18Jun, 2019

BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

The BBIA has criticised a study published by the University College London that claimed that plastic packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable was misleading, stating that they don't tell consumers that the material needs to be [...]

4Jun, 2019

Visits to BASF demonstration plots

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Visits to BASF demonstration plots

BASF, which works closely with farmers to improve biodiversity and ensure sustainable crop production, will be running a series of visits to some of its on-farm production and environmental demonstration plots – which have now [...]

28May, 2019

#OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on #OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

On 5 June 2019, A Plastic Planet will be asking people to get involved in #OnePlasticFreeDay to urge governments and big businesses to take action on plastic waste. The campaign asks people to pick one [...]

22May, 2019

Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

The penultimate stakeholder meeting of the Horizon 2020-funded Res Urbis project will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 10 July from 9am to 1pm. The project, which leads research into converting urban bio-waste into bio-based [...]

20May, 2019

BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

BBIA continues to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's (EMF) New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, calling for it to be banned worldwide. The EMF's statement was originally published on 6 November 2017 but [...]

17May, 2019

25 Year Environment Plan Indicator Framework published

May 17th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on 25 Year Environment Plan Indicator Framework published

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published its 25 Year Environment Plan Outcome Indicator Framework, alongside the 25 Year Plan Environment Plan Progress Report. The Progress Report outlines what steps the [...]

15May, 2019

IBioIC Summer Social open to BBIA members

May 15th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC Summer Social open to BBIA members

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will be holding a Summer Social on 4 June 2019 at the Glasshouse Hotel in Edinburgh. The event provides the opportunity to meet new IBioIC members, learn about new [...]

14May, 2019

BBIA submits responses to Resources and Waste Strategy consultations

May 14th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA submits responses to Resources and Waste Strategy consultations

BBIA has submitted its responses to the UK Government's consultations on key policies in the Resources and Waste Strategy, published before Christmas. The consultation period for the consultations on a tax on minimum recycled content [...]

10May, 2019

Plastics in the Bioeconomy report

May 10th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Plastics in the Bioeconomy report

A new report from Ricardo Energy & Environment looks at the state of the market for plastics in the UK bioeconomy and opportunities for growth in compostables. Awareness of the environmental harm of plastic waste [...]

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The plastic in our bodies

Nobody, it seemed, had thought to look before. When two Austrian scientists discovered last year that it's likely most people have plastic inside their bodies, it wasn’t because they had invented some [...]

May 15th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|