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9Aug, 2019

Prince of Wales pays visit to Woolcool on tenth birthday

August 9th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Prince of Wales pays visit to Woolcool on tenth birthday

BBIA members Woolcool received a visit from HRH The Prince of Wales on 19 July as part of the innovative company's celebrations of 10 years since it began creating ground-breaking sustainable food packaging from wool. [...]

2Aug, 2019

Comment: The case for compostables

August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Comment: The case for compostables

BBIA Managing Director David Newman was recently featured in Footprint arguing that compostables have an important role to play. Footprint does a great job of exposing flaws in our food, packaging and waste systems. Last month [...]

22Jul, 2019

IBioIC launches PhD call

July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC launches PhD call

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) has launched its October 2020 PhD call. IBioIC supports PhD projects that are jointly funded by IBioIC and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), all delivered as [...]

12Jul, 2019

BBC video on why soil is disappearing from farms

July 12th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBC video on why soil is disappearing from farms

BBC Future has produced a short video exploring climate change, intensive agriculture and urbanisation and the ways in which this interact to degrade soil around the world. The video can be viewed on the BBC [...]

5Jul, 2019

Scientific studies confirm the marine biodegradability of Novamont’s Mater-Bi bioplastic

July 5th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Scientific studies confirm the marine biodegradability of Novamont’s Mater-Bi bioplastic

Novamont's Mater-Bi bioplastic has been confirmed as being completely biodegradable in the marine environment within four to 12 months following a series of tests carried out in its own laboratories and by Hydra and the [...]

5Jul, 2019

Vegware adds sandwich boxes to their Green Tree collection

July 5th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Vegware adds sandwich boxes to their Green Tree collection

BBIA member Vegware has introduced sandwich boxes to its compostable packaging range. The sandwich boxes are made from sustainably-sourced board and fully lined with renewable, plant-based PLA to keep sandwiches fresh for longer. The clear [...]

5Jul, 2019

Lavazza introduces compostable coffee capsules

July 5th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Lavazza introduces compostable coffee capsules

Coffee multinational Lavazza has announced that it will be introducing Eco Caps, its first 100 per cent compostable coffee capsules, with a view to making all of its coffee capsules compostable by 2025. The Eco [...]

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 [...]

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