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28Sep, 2018

BBIA Conference – Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy

September 28th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

  BBIA is delighted to announce that it will be hosting its conference, 'Resource and Waste Management: A blueprint for a circular bioeconomy', at the Auditorium of the Society of Chemical Industries, London, on 15 [...]

27Sep, 2018

IBioIC’s Annual Conference 2019

September 27th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The Industrial Biotechnology Innovation Centre’s (IBioIC) annual conference returns in 2019 for its fifth year. It is the UK's largest industrial biotechnology conference, attracting over 450 bio-based professionals from across the UK and Europe to [...]

11Sep, 2018

David Newman to discuss plastics at Labour Party conference

September 11th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman will be taking part in a panel discussion on plastics at the Labour Party conference called, 'Don't bottle it: How can Labour lead the purge on plastics?'. The fringe event [...]

10Sep, 2018

BioPak produces simple video on composting

September 10th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Australian compostable packaging producer BioPak has teamed up with Soilco to produce a simple and clear video showing how food waste and compostable packaging should be handled together to provide organic matter that can then be [...]

7Sep, 2018

The Advertising Standards Authority of the UK uphold a claim against a company advertising plastic bags as ‘biodegradable’

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

In what is believed to be a landmark ruling for the UK, the ASA has determined that the use of the term ‘biodegradable’ as used by Ancol Pet Products for their Refill Poop Bag Rolls [...]

6Aug, 2018

Dispelling the myths around bioplastics

August 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA Managing Director David Newman recently saw a comment published in full in Packaging News regarding a number of myths surrounding the bioplastics industry. You can view the article in full here.

2Aug, 2018

Green light for compostables

August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member the REA's Organics Recycling Group is pleased to confirm after discussions with the Animal and Plant Health Agency, Environment Agency and Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and much work by BBIA member Vegware, that the [...]

16Jul, 2018

David Newman to speak at RWM

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

BBIA Managing Director David Newman is set to speak at RWM at the NEC in Birmingham over 12-13 September. RWM is the leading recycling and waste management event in the UK, displaying the latest innovations [...]

6Jul, 2018

IBioIC call for Phd programme 2019 applications

July 6th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The call for PhD Projects to enter IBioIC Collaborative Training Partnership (CTP) PhD Programme in October 2019 is now open. IBioIC welcomes applications from its academic partners (Scotland and N8 partnership) in joint collaboration with any of its [...]

2Jul, 2018

Plastics recycling in the UK: Some thoughts from Green Alliance

July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Following the publication of Resourcing the Future's (RTF) report on plastics, 'Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making', and BBIA's corresponding response, please find below links to blog posts [...]

28Jun, 2018

BBIA contests findings of report produced for Resourcing the Future on plastic waste

June 28th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA criticises Resourcing the Future’s (RTF) report on plastics, ‘Eliminating avoidable plastic waste by 2042: a use-based approach to decision and policy-making’, for the misinformation on bioplastics contained in the report. BBIA feels that the report [...]

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Parliament to introduce compostable cutlery to slash plastic waste

Parliament is set to start using compostable cutlery, coffee cups, drinking straws and a range of other items in a bid to rid the estate of single-use plastics. New waste bins will be [...]

September 20th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Waitrose to replace plastic bags with compostable bags

Waitrose is to remove all plastic bags by next March saving around 550 tonnes of plastic a year. A home compostable alternative will be used for fruit and vegetable plastic bags. Waitrose will [...]

September 17th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Why 12 is the magic number when it comes to composting

The BBC's Circular Economy series highlights the ways we are designing systems to reduce the waste modern society generates, by reusing and repurposing products. This week we look at compostable and biodegradable [...]

September 13th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Coffee cup breakthrough boosts battle against plastics

UK sites that collect garden waste have been permitted to process some compostable packaging materials, including coffee cups and lids. Vegware, which manufactures compostable foodservice packaging and has led the initiative, called the [...]

August 22nd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Plastic use poses serious business risks – report

Food companies could face serious material business risks for their involvement in creating plastic waste, according to a new report. 'Risk unwrapped: Plastic pollution as material business risk', published by law firm ClientEarth, [...]

August 20th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Life in plastic

Liz Goodwin was CEO at the widely respected Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap) for almost a decade, and currently leads the food waste programme at the World Resources Institute. If anyone can [...]

August 10th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|