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23Sep, 2019

Aquapak to study impacts of plastic on the marine environment with Heriot Watt University

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Aquapak to study impacts of plastic on the marine environment with Heriot Watt University

Packaging manufacturer Aquapak Polymers has announced the set-up of a new Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Heriot Watt University to explore the impact of plastics on the marine environment. KTPs are part government-funded lasting between [...]

17Sep, 2019

Current open funding calls from IBioIC

September 17th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Current open funding calls from IBioIC

IBioIC has a number of open calls for funding that are currently inviting applications. These include: The Terraton Challenge: A call for solutions that accelerate the drawdown of 1 trillion tons of atmospheric carbon dioxide [...]

16Sep, 2019

Novamont USA composting video

September 16th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Novamont USA composting video

Novamont North America has produced a new video explaining what compostable packaging is and where it fits into global efforts to reduce plastic pollution. The video explains how compostable packaging is made and certified, how [...]

13Sep, 2019

UK Government Brexit customs intermediaries grant scheme

September 13th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on UK Government Brexit customs intermediaries grant scheme

The government has made £16 million in new funding available to help businesses prepare for Brexit. Leaving the EU on 31 Oc‌to‌be‌r 2019 means there will be immediate changes to the way UK businesses trade [...]

12Sep, 2019

BBIA response to parliamentary reports on recycling and plastic packaging

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA response to parliamentary reports on recycling and plastic packaging

In recent weeks two parliamentary reports have illustrated the resistance in certain sectors to radical changes to the UK’s policies for managing wastes and resources. As they compel change and involve reallocation of financial resources [...]

12Sep, 2019

Government Brexit Business Readiness Roadshow registration now live

September 12th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Government Brexit Business Readiness Roadshow registration now live

The schedule and registration for the government's free Brexit Business Readiness Event roadshow is now live, which you can view and sign up for here. Support for businesses will be available on a range of [...]

10Sep, 2019

Fungi Biomaterials Workshop

September 10th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Fungi Biomaterials Workshop

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) will be supporting a fungi cultivation and biomaterials workshop taking place in Aberdeen from the 28-31 October. The workshop will be comprised of two separate modules – one on [...]

27Aug, 2019

No-deal Brexit could see ‘more waste going to landfill’

August 27th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on No-deal Brexit could see ‘more waste going to landfill’

Waste management company Suez claims that a no-deal Brexit could lead to more waste being sent to landfill due to the disruption caused by leaving the EU without a deal. Speaking to BBC News, Stuart Hayward-Higham, [...]

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 [...]

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Achieving the compostable

We need to include compostable packaging in the definition of biowaste. Consumer awareness and concern about mounting waste and its detrimental impact on the planet has never been higher. But with education [...]

November 29th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|