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4Feb, 2021

Defra publishes revised Waste Management Plan for England 

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On 27 January Defra published its revised Waste Management Plan for England. Responses from the consultation, including those made by BBIA, have been taken into account in the revised Plan. They are also reflected in [...]

4Feb, 2021

Consumers misled on environmental credentials

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BBIA strongly recommends its members ensure that all claims made for their materials are supported by certification. Another example of unsubstantiated claims is evidenced in a report from The International Consumer Protection Enforcement Network, which claims [...]

4Feb, 2021

BIOME Bioplastics launches biodegradable tree shelters

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BBIA member BIOME Bioplastics has launched a new range of biodegradable tree shelters. Plans to significantly increase tree planting as part of the UK’s push to net-zero emissions are expected to exacerbate the country's littering [...]

4Feb, 2021

Cré makes progress with Brown Bin scheme

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Cré Ireland is making fast progress with its Brown Bin scheme, created to collect biowaste and compostables together. The scheme has recently been certified as suitable for Irish composting plants. More news on this progress [...]

26Jan, 2021

World first for high temperature compostable food packaging

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In an important step on the journey to replacing plastics in UK ready meal packaging, Camden BRi laboratory has certified an all-natural compostable food tray for high temperature migration, meaning it is safe and highly [...]

6Jan, 2021

BBIA writes to Treasury Minister about Plastics Tax

January 6th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA writes to Treasury Minister about Plastics Tax

On 10 December BBIA wrote to the Treasury Minister responsible for the implementation of the Plastics Tax, Kemi Badenoch MP. This was to point out that the tax unfairly penalises all compostable packaging as compostables [...]

16Dec, 2020

Improving the costs of food waste collection: enhancing economic and environmental outcomes by choosing the right caddy liner

December 16th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Improving the costs of food waste collection: enhancing economic and environmental outcomes by choosing the right caddy liner

The BBIA and associated member companies have commissioned Sancroft International to undertake a detailed cost analysis of the implications of different food waste caddy liners – including PE bags, compostable plastic bags, paper bags and [...]

3Dec, 2020

Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

December 3rd, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Grant gives BioPak go-ahead for composting infrastructure expansion

BioPak has been awarded a grant from the Australian Government to support waste recovery in Australia as part of its National Product Stewardship Investment Fund. BioPak will use the funding to develop and support its [...]

27Nov, 2020

London and Brighton compostable packaging collections featured in Ellen MacArthur Foundation guide

November 27th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on London and Brighton compostable packaging collections featured in Ellen MacArthur Foundation guide

Paper Round’s collections composting Vegware disposables is featured in the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s new Upstream Innovation guide, released 19 November. Highlighted as a circular economy solution for plastic, the collaboration is London and Brighton’s first [...]

26Nov, 2020

Newsletter: European Compost Network

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The European Compost Network (ECN) has published a newsletter updating readers on a number of upcoming events and recent updates. Among other updates, the newsletter outlines how the ECN will celebrate World Soil Day in [...]

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