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25Aug, 2020

Biome Bioplastics receives large compostable coffee pods order

August 25th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Biome Bioplastics receives large compostable coffee pods order

BBIA member Biome Bioplastics has received an order worth $550,000 from a client in the US packaging market for its compostable coffee pods. Biome produces heat-resistant, industrially biodegradable food-contact approved bio resins, including the BiomeHTX, [...]

19Aug, 2020

IBioIC Bioeconomy Cluster Builder webinar

August 19th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC Bioeconomy Cluster Builder webinar

The next webinar from the Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) Bioeconomy Cluster Builder programme will take place on Wednesday 2 September at 10.30am. The webinar aims to help attendees understand the funding landscape in Scotland [...]

7Aug, 2020

Welsh Government launches single-use plastics consultation

August 7th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Welsh Government launches single-use plastics consultation

The Welsh Government has launched a consultation on reducing single-use plastics. Launched on 30 July, the consultation will run until 22 October 2020 and will gather views on how the country can reduce single-use plastics, [...]

30Jul, 2020

Fabbri Group launches Nature Fresh compostable film

July 30th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Fabbri Group launches Nature Fresh compostable film

New BBIA member Fabbri Group has created Nature Fresh, the world’s first bioplastic certified compostable cling film for automatic and manual applications. It is available in rolls for automatic packaging or hand-wrap, cutter-boxes and jumbo [...]

28Jul, 2020

Plastic entering the ocean could triple by 2040, says report

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Plastic entering the ocean could triple by 2040, says report

A new analysis of global plastic pollution predicts that the amount of plastic pollution entering the oceans could triple by 2040. The new analysis developed by SYSTEMIQ for The Pew Charitable Trusts, titled 'Breaking the [...]

28Jul, 2020

German study finds compostable biowaste bags no threat to compost quality

July 28th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on German study finds compostable biowaste bags no threat to compost quality

A new study from the Witzenhausen institute and the University of Bayreuth in Germany suggests that compostable biowaste bags do not impact negatively on the quality of compost produced by industrial composting processes. The study [...]

17Jul, 2020

Latest Innovate UK funding opportunities

July 17th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Latest Innovate UK funding opportunities

A number of funding opportunities supported by Innovate UK are currently available: The Sustainable Innovation Fund: SBRI phase 1 – Up to £60,000 available to fund organisations and new products or services to help the [...]

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Compostable Product Disintegration Rate

Part I of this article summarized the scope and research methods for a recent study at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands that analyzed the fate of compostable packaging in an industrial composting [...]

June 29th, 2020|Categories: News from the web|