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25Sep, 2020

IBioIC CTP Call for PhD Projects for 2021 is now open

September 25th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC CTP Call for PhD Projects for 2021 is now open

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is offering 15 fully-funded 4-year BBSRC studentships and up to three 50 per cent IBioIC-funded studentships via application from Higher Education Institutions across the UK. All projects require at [...]

25Sep, 2020

New report reveals biggest plastic polluters obstructing plastic reduction initiatives

September 25th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on New report reveals biggest plastic polluters obstructing plastic reduction initiatives

A new report by the Changing Markets Foundation, 'Talking Trash: The Corporate Playbook of False Solutions', accuses big plastic polluters of undermining efforts to address the plastic crisis. The report lists the top 10 individual [...]

22Sep, 2020

Plastic straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers ban guidance published

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Plastic straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers ban guidance published

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published guidance for businesses on the ban on plastic straws, cotton buds and drinks stirrers. The ban will enter into force on 1 October and [...]

22Sep, 2020

Vegware coffee cup and lid receives Cré certification

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Vegware coffee cup and lid receives Cré certification

BBIA member Vegware has received certification from the Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland (Cré) assuring that one of its coffee cups and lids are compostable. You can read a discussion between Vegware and [...]

22Sep, 2020

IBioIC announces next webinars in Bioeconomy Cluster Builder series

September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC announces next webinars in Bioeconomy Cluster Builder series

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will be hosting its next two webinars in its Bioeconomy Cluster Builder series. These are: Sustainable Materials for Packaging (24 Sept) Net Zero Chemical Manufacturing (20 October) The purpose [...]

18Sep, 2020

Get food waste collections cleaned up to avoid huge bill for biowaste industry, say biowaste treatment experts

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Get food waste collections cleaned up to avoid huge bill for biowaste industry, say biowaste treatment experts

The European biowaste treatment industry is calling for European policy makers, waste management companies and local authorities to ensure food waste is free from plastic contamination to avoid a bill of €2.5 billion a year [...]

18Sep, 2020

Oceanium hiring sustainable packaging development experts

September 18th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Oceanium hiring sustainable packaging development experts

New BBIA member Oceanium, which makes compostable bio-packaging materials from sustainably-farmed seaweed, is seeking new packaging development experts. You can view the job descriptions for the roles below: Packaging Director – Consultant​ Packaging Materials Innovation [...]

10Sep, 2020

Biome Bioplastics releases video on value of bioplastics

September 10th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Biome Bioplastics releases video on value of bioplastics

BBIA member Biome Bioplastics has released a new video on the properties of bioplastics and the contribution they can make to sustainability goals. You can view the full video, featuring Paul Mines, CEO of Biome [...]

3Sep, 2020

Latest IBioIC funding opportunities

September 3rd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Latest IBioIC funding opportunities

A number of funding opportunities are available from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC). Details can be found below: Feasibility Programme November 2020: IBioIC's Feasibility Funding is available for collaborative Proof of Concept projects that have [...]

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