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17Mar, 2020

Vegware celebrates compostables ahead of Global Recycling Day

March 17th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Vegware celebrates compostables ahead of Global Recycling Day

Compostable packaging specialists and BBIA member Vegware has revealed its continuous growth since it began in June 2017 ahead of the 3rd Global Recycling Day (18 March). Between June 2017 and the end of 2019, [...]

6Mar, 2020

Call for innovations: Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

March 6th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Call for innovations: Bio-based Material of the Year 2020

The nova-Institute will once again award 'Bio-based Material of the Year' to novel or innovative bio-based materials and products at the International Conference on Bio-based Materials in Cologne, Germany, on 12-13 May 2020. From a [...]

14Feb, 2020

IBioIC invites applications to new Funding Calls

February 14th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on IBioIC invites applications to new Funding Calls

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre (IBioIC) inviting applications to its new funding opportunities between industry and academia. Innovation Fund Project Call   Scope – Scottish academic/industrial partnerships. Large pieces of innovative R&D work. Eligibility – Academic/industrial collaboration [...]

14Feb, 2020

Compostable plastics found to break down sufficiently in Dutch composting plants

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A study by Wageningen Food & Biobased Research has found that compostable plastics break down sufficiently and quickly enough in Dutch composting facilities. In a representative full-scale composting test conducted at an organic waste site [...]

10Feb, 2020

ASA upholds ruling on Ancol Pet Products oxo-degradable bags

February 10th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on ASA upholds ruling on Ancol Pet Products oxo-degradable bags

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has upheld a ruling against Ancol Pet Products Ltd' claims its dog waste bags were biodegradable and less harmful to the environment. Ancol had marketed a product in March 2018 [...]

30Jan, 2020

WRAP report shows link between food waste collections and food waste arisings

January 30th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on WRAP report shows link between food waste collections and food waste arisings

A new report from WRAP suggests that local authorities that provide separate food waste collections experience lower total food waste arisings in their area. The report, entitled 'The impact of food waste collection on household [...]

29Jan, 2020

NNFCC is recruiting for short-term research analyst and consultant positions

January 29th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on NNFCC is recruiting for short-term research analyst and consultant positions

NNFCC is seeking high-quality candidates for research analyst or consultant positions. Employment will be for an initial 12 months with potential for extension. These posts suit recent graduates with either first or post graduate degrees [...]

28Jan, 2020

BBIA signs letter calling for ambitious targets for compostable plastics

January 28th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA signs letter calling for ambitious targets for compostable plastics

BBIA Chairman Andy Sweetman has joined MPs and academics in signing a letter calling for ambitious targets to increase the uptake of compostable alternatives to conventional plastics. The letter underlines the current lack of recycling [...]

7Jan, 2020

Research project positions available in Ireland

January 7th, 2020|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Research project positions available in Ireland

Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin and Cré are delighted to announce commencement of a research project on BioPost – ‘Sustainable, biodegradable, compostable and recyclable plastics for packaging and end-of-life management’. This project is funded under the [...]

18Dec, 2019

UK Plastics Pact members makes progress

December 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on UK Plastics Pact members makes progress

Members of the UK Plastics pact are over halfway towards all their packaging being recyclable and a third of the way towards using an average of 30 per cent recycled content in their packaging by [...]

On the Web

The great recycling con

In the Video Op-Ed above, we debunk a recycling myth that has lulled us into guilt-free consumption for decades. This holiday season, the United States Postal Service expects to ship almost one [...]

December 13th, 2019|Categories: News from the web|

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|