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23Jan, 2019

Ocean plastic solutions funding accelerator

January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Up to £2 million of funding has been made available by Innovate UK to help fund solutions to the issue of ocean plastics in a new investment accelerator. The funding is available to support business-led [...]

16Jan, 2019

Innovation Biocamp for bio-based SMEs

January 16th, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BioVale will be running an Innovation Biocamp for start-up bio-based businesses in the Netherlands. The BioBase4SME project will be providing small businesses working in the bioeconomy with €7,000-worth of specialist training fully funded by the [...]

3Jan, 2019

Co-op progress on compostable bags use

January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

UK supermarket Co-op announced in October that it would be offering new compostable bags at more than 1,000 of its stores nationwide in a bid to cut single-use plastics use. The retailer has joined forces [...]

7Dec, 2018

Bioeconomy Strategy released

December 7th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The UK Government has released its Bioeconomy Strategy, which outlines how the UK can become a world-leader in the bioeconomy by 2030. The strategy, released on 5 December, seeks to double the value of the [...]

4Dec, 2018

BBIA Managing Director David Newman speaks at Drowning in Plastics panel event

December 4th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman featured in a panel debate on the plastics crisis hosted by BBC science and wildlife presenter Liz Bonnin at the Royal Geographic Society in London on 29 November. The event [...]

30Nov, 2018

Bioeconomy tour of northern Italy

November 30th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Cré (Composting and Anaerobic Digestion Association of Ireland), in partnership with Organics Recycling Group of the Renewable Energy Association and the BBIA has put together a bioeconomy study tour in Milan and the Veneto region [...]

21Nov, 2018

BBIA joins the Food Waste Coalition and writes to Environment Secretary Michael Gove

November 21st, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has joined the Food Waste Coalition and submitted a letter to Environment Secretary Michael Gove, calling on the government to 'fast track universal food waste collections'. The Food Waste Coalition has brought together [...]

1Nov, 2018

Novamont presents new line of products to replace microbeads in cosmetics

November 1st, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Novamont has announced a new line of bio-based and biodegradable ingredients for cosmetic applications called CELUS-BI®. The new ingredients have been produced to prevent the use of non-biodegradable microplastics used in cosmetic products, which once [...]

30Oct, 2018

Biome Bioplastics launches new digital educational platform

October 30th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Biome Bioplastics will be launching a new digital educational platform, #ThinkBioplastic, on Thursday 1 November. The company will be organising a new video series designed to explain the UK plastics picture to the public in [...]

16Oct, 2018

Vegware launches Bristol collections and bring-back scheme for compostable disposables

October 16th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Vegware, the global specialist in compostable catering disposables, has announced the Bristol launch of Close the Loop, its composting collection service. This initiative will collect used Vegware takeaway packaging from Bristol businesses for composting in under [...]

9Oct, 2018

IBioIC Accelerator Programme 2018 call for projects

October 9th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) is inviting applications for industry-led collaborative research projects from bio-based businesses in Scotland or those that can deliver inward investment to help stimulate the Scottish economy. The IB Prime [...]

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We need more carbon in our soil to help Australian farmers through the drought

Australia has never been a stranger to droughts, but climate change is now super-charging them. Besides taking a toll on human health, droughts also bake the earth. This means the ground holds less water, [...]

October 15th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

MEPs back EU ban on polluting throwaway plastics by 2021

Single-use plastic items such as plates, cutlery or cotton buds, making up over 70 per cent of marine litter, will be banned under plans backed in the Environment Committee. Single-use plastic products such [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

How the UK slowly turned against single-use plastics

The first thing you notice about Tynemouth's beaches is how clean they are. The minute your dog delivers an unexpected "parcel" that ruins the view, at least two fellow walkers will approach you, [...]

October 12th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Why Co-op hasn’t signed up to the UK Plastics Pact

The Co-op is one of the two major supermarkets yet to commit to WRAP's collaborative agreement to tackle single-use plastics, but the company's environment manager Iain Ferguson believes that an "enterprising" approach to [...]

October 3rd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Keep Britain Tidy calls for single, nationwide recycling system

Environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy is today calling the current approach of more than 150 local waste management systems barmy and is demanding government leadership that will break our bad habits and boost [...]

September 27th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Co-op is introducing compostable bags to its stores

The Co-op has developed a compostable carrier bag to replace its plastic bag and will begin rolling it out to its stores in the next few weeks. The move will see 60 million [...]

September 24th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|