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28Jul, 2022

OCEANIUM summer newsletter highlights positive strides

July 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 [...]

18Jul, 2022

InnovateUK funding opportunities – July

July 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 [...]

14Jul, 2022

BBIA attends WRAP and DEFRA workshop

July 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 [...]

17Jun, 2022

BBIA holds 2022 annual meeting

June 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 [...]

17May, 2022

BBIA and members attend Rethinking Materials

May 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 [...]

17Apr, 2022

BBIA responds to Scottish litter consultation

April 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 [...]

17Mar, 2022

BBIA welcomes Government action on plastic pollution in soil

March 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. [...]

17Feb, 2022

Jenny Grant calls attention to plastic contamination

February 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.

5Jan, 2022

BBIA welcomes EA’s revised biowaste standard rules

January 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 [...]

8Dec, 2021

Versarien launches international operations

December 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 [...]

23Nov, 2021

Fabbri Group facilitates breakthrough in compostable film

November 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 [...]

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European Commission publishes Green Deal

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 [...]

April 17th, 2022|Categories: News from the web|

Latest UKRI funding opportunities published

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 [...]

April 5th, 2022|Categories: News from the web|
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