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6May, 2021

Irish Government welcomes launch of Cré’s certification scheme for compostable packaging

May 6th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Irish Government welcomes launch of Cré’s certification scheme for compostable packaging

The Cré Compostable Certification Scheme is the only Irish scheme providing third party independent assessment that packaging is compostable in Ireland and is accepted in food waste bins (brown bins). The Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) [...]

29Apr, 2021

Parkside’s Cré accreditation demonstrates best practice for compostables infrastructure

April 29th, 2021|Categories: Our news, Uncategorised|Comments Off on Parkside’s Cré accreditation demonstrates best practice for compostables infrastructure

Specialist packaging converter Parkside Flexibles, which produces sustainable flexible packaging, has launched its own range of fully certified compostable laminates, Park2Nature™. Parkside is a valued customer of Futamura’s NatureFlex™ renewable and compostable packaging films that [...]

27Apr, 2021

KCC Packaging develops biodegradable food tray for ready meals

April 27th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on KCC Packaging develops biodegradable food tray for ready meals

KCC Packaging has developed a sugar cane-based biodegradable food tray to be used in place of the plastic ones that two million ready meals a year are supplied in within the UK. Managing Director Kevin [...]

15Apr, 2021

Mater-Bi mulch film: the experience of Peirone farm

April 15th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Mater-Bi mulch film: the experience of Peirone farm

Peirone farm in Cuneo has been using Mater-Bi mulch film for the cultivation of Delica pumpkins for two years. Terenzio Peirone highlights various benefits, like weed control and a significant increase in the production. [...]

30Mar, 2021

Whitehall advised to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

March 30th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Whitehall advised to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling

Experts and parliamentarians have urged the Government to back compostable materials to increase food waste recycling after a landmark report finds overwhelming support for the materials. The report, produced by Ricardo Energy, quizzed experts across [...]

4Feb, 2021

BEIS announces new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund 

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BEIS announces new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund 

BEIS has announced that it will be launching a new Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) competition window in spring 2021 due to the large amount of interest it received during the recent competition, which closed on 28 October 2020. [...]

4Feb, 2021

Defra publishes revised Waste Management Plan for England 

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Defra publishes revised Waste Management Plan for England 

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

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Consumers misled on environmental credentials

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

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BIOME Bioplastics launches biodegradable tree shelters

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

February 4th, 2021|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Cré makes progress with Brown Bin scheme

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 [...]

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