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12Jul, 2019

BBC video on why soil is disappearing from farms

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BBC Future has produced a short video exploring climate change, intensive agriculture and urbanisation and the ways in which this interact to degrade soil around the world. The video can be viewed on the BBC [...]

5Jul, 2019

Scientific studies confirm the marine biodegradability of Novamont’s Mater-Bi bioplastic

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Novamont's Mater-Bi bioplastic has been confirmed as being completely biodegradable in the marine environment within four to 12 months following a series of tests carried out in its own laboratories and by Hydra and the [...]

5Jul, 2019

Vegware adds sandwich boxes to their Green Tree collection

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BBIA member Vegware has introduced sandwich boxes to its compostable packaging range. The sandwich boxes are made from sustainably-sourced board and fully lined with renewable, plant-based PLA to keep sandwiches fresh for longer. The clear [...]

5Jul, 2019

Lavazza introduces compostable coffee capsules

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Coffee multinational Lavazza has announced that it will be introducing Eco Caps, its first 100 per cent compostable coffee capsules, with a view to making all of its coffee capsules compostable by 2025. The Eco [...]

18Jun, 2019

EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on EU Single Use Plastics Directive enters into law

The EU Single Use Plastics Directive has entered into law after being ratified by the European Council of Ministers. The new Directive will prevent the sale and use of 10 of the most polluting singe-use [...]

18Jun, 2019

BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

June 18th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA says UCL compostables study is misleading

The BBIA has criticised a study published by the University College London that claimed that plastic packaging labelled biodegradable or compostable was misleading, stating that they don't tell consumers that the material needs to be [...]

4Jun, 2019

Visits to BASF demonstration plots

June 4th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Visits to BASF demonstration plots

BASF, which works closely with farmers to improve biodiversity and ensure sustainable crop production, will be running a series of visits to some of its on-farm production and environmental demonstration plots – which have now [...]

28May, 2019

#OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

May 28th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on #OnePlasticFreeDay to take place 5 June

On 5 June 2019, A Plastic Planet will be asking people to get involved in #OnePlasticFreeDay to urge governments and big businesses to take action on plastic waste. The campaign asks people to pick one [...]

22May, 2019

Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on Penultimate Res Urbis meeting in Valencia

The penultimate stakeholder meeting of the Horizon 2020-funded Res Urbis project will take place in Valencia, Spain, on 10 July from 9am to 1pm. The project, which leads research into converting urban bio-waste into bio-based [...]

20May, 2019

BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

May 20th, 2019|Categories: Our news|Comments Off on BBIA continues to endorse New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradables

BBIA continues to endorse the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's (EMF) New Plastics Economy statement on oxo-degradable plastic packaging, calling for it to be banned worldwide. The EMF's statement was originally published on 6 November 2017 but [...]

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