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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 [...]

1Nov, 2021

Biome Bioplastics creates fully biodegradable tree shelters

November 1st, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Biome Bioplastics creates fully biodegradable tree shelters

After two years of successful lab testing of over 750 samples, Biome Bioplastics' biodegradable tree shelters can now be inquired. The company has created a high-performing product that can be installed and protect trees in [...]

18Oct, 2021

Survey reveals confusion about sustainable packaging

October 18th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Survey reveals confusion about sustainable packaging

The BBIA recently conducted a series of interviews with British shoppers, which have revealed clear confusion with the current labelling system for plastic packaging. The study, which was part of the Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking [...]

6Oct, 2021

Oceanium highlighted in developing seaweed market

October 6th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Oceanium highlighted in developing seaweed market

BBIA member Oceanium has been featured in an article by Sifted, which reports on the development of the seaweed market outside Asia. The work of Oceanium in the sector is highlighted alongside other startups, all [...]

22Sep, 2021

Floreon featured in global patent protection case study

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Floreon featured in global patent protection case study

BBIA member Floreon, an award-winning producer of plant-based plastics, has recently been featured in a global patent protection case study by intellectual property law firm UDL. The case study details how UDL filed patents for [...]

22Sep, 2021

New members highlight growing role of the bioeconomy

September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on New members highlight growing role of the bioeconomy

The BBIA was founded in 2015 with seven original members. Today, six years later, we are proud to announce that though still a small organisation, the BBIA's membership has grown to 31. These members represent [...]

27Aug, 2021

Five things to know about biodegradable and compostable plastics

August 27th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Five things to know about biodegradable and compostable plastics

Which ? reports on compostable plastics, how to use and dispose of them in this article here written with the help of BBIA. The article outlines the distinction between biodegradable and compostable plastics, how to [...]

25Aug, 2021

REEL debate with David Newman – Everything is Connected: Understanding a Complicated World

August 25th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on REEL debate with David Newman – Everything is Connected: Understanding a Complicated World

BBIA Managing Director David Newman participated in a debate held by Ian Bates and Dan Evans from REELbrands. The debate focussed on the influence of money;  what is really fuelling climate change and the impact [...]

12Aug, 2021

Novolex acquires Vegware

August 12th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Novolex acquires Vegware

Packaging manufacturer Novolex has recently acquired Vegware, a rapidly growing international provider of compostable foodservice packaging based in Scotland. Vegware's UK and US teams are expected to join Novolex following the acquisition, with the company [...]

24Jun, 2021

CGF publishes video on TIPA’s biodegradable packaging

June 24th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on CGF publishes video on TIPA’s biodegradable packaging

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxwdlyjRnWU Plastic waste has rightly been vilified for the damage it can do to the environment. One of the biggest problems is the amount of time plastic takes to degrade – remaining in ecosystems potentially [...]

25May, 2021

New TIPA compostable packaging doubles shelf-life of fresh produce

May 25th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on New TIPA compostable packaging doubles shelf-life of fresh produce

TIPA and shelf-life extension specialist PerfoTec have joined forces to create compostable packaging that doubles the shelf life of fresh produce.  The partnership comes as consumer demand for low-waste packaging continues to grow, and suppliers [...]

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Solving the plastic waste problem of nappies

Debate around single-use plastics tends to centre on plastic straws and bags, despite disposable nappies being one of the biggest contributors to plastic waste globally. They are typically made from a multitude of plastics, including [...]

November 23rd, 2021|Categories: News from the web|

Is recycling creating a toxic chemical problem?

The US Environment Protection Agency recently found that recycled paper and construction materials "contained greater numbers of chemicals than virgin products". Researchers found 733 chemicals in particular, including flame retardants, solvents, and dyes, which had [...]

October 15th, 2021|Categories: News from the web|
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