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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 [...]

14Jun, 2018

BBIA clarifies role of compostable packaging in the circular economy

June 14th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has published a document aiming to clarify the role of biodegradable packaging in the circular economy and clear up persisting myths around compostable bioplastics. The document defines as compostable 'materials which are certified to biodegrade [...]

11Jun, 2018

BBIA, European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute respond to misconceptions in National Geographic article on plastic waste

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

The BBIA has penned a joint letter with European Bioplastics and the USA Bioplastics Institute in response to an article published in National Geographic. The article plays on a series of misconception regarding bioplastics and the [...]

25May, 2018

BBIA welcomes TIPA as new member

May 25th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA welcomes as a new member the Israeli company TIPA, producers of compostable packaging. A spokesperson for TIPA said: "TIPA is a developer and producer of novel compostable flexible packaging solutions. We look forward to [...]

23May, 2018

BBIA submits consultation response to Treasury on single-use plastics tax

May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The BBIA has submitted its response to HM Treasury's consultation on the potential use of economic incentives to reduce single-use plastic waste and stimulate innovation in packaging technology and recycling. The document, submitted on 18 May [...]

2May, 2018

Woolcool’s temperature-controlled packaging wins Queen’s Award for Innovation

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

BBIA member Woolcool has been recognised by a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Innovation. Set up in 2009, Woolcool has created a packaging innovation for the transport of temperature-sensitive items from the food and [...]

26Apr, 2018

BBIA signs up as founding member of the UK Plastics Pact

April 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA is happy to announce itself as a founding member of the UK Plastics Pact, a new joint initiative from the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. While plastics have [...]

19Apr, 2018

NNFCC Bio-based & Biodegradable Plastic in the UK Market Review

April 19th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Bioeconomy consultants NNFCC have released a new market report on bio-based and biodegradable plastics, exploring the opportunities for bio-based plastics in the UK plastics industry and for the UK to become a world leader in [...]

3Apr, 2018

£5m funding boost for bioeconomy project in Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley

April 3rd, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

The University of York is to lead on a £5-million project to develop the bioeconomy across Yorkshire, the Humber region and the Tees Valley. The THYME project will build on the existing expertise and innovation [...]

26Mar, 2018

Futamura’s NatureFlex™ films on Ekoplaza plastic free aisle with Bio4Pack and De Halm

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

BBIA member Futamura has partnered with sustainable packaging manufacturer, Bio4pack, to create compostable packaging for Dutch organic cereal producer, De Halm, using its NatureFlex™ and Tipa film. The product now features on the celebrated Ekoplaza [...]

26Mar, 2018

Johnson Matthey AgriTech Partnership Project (JMAPP) applications open

March 26th, 2018|Categories: Our news|0 Comments

Johnson Matthey has joined forces with Cranfield University to unlock support for a cohort of entrepreneurs, start-ups and established companies to accelerate innovation and commercialisation. JMAPP is now seeking its first round of applicants. Applications [...]

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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|

Plastics package: Coffee pods, strawless lids and a bitter BBIA

For years there have been calls to ditch weight as a measurement for waste and use carbon instead. An analysis of Scotland’s rubbish showed that the five most carbon-intensive waste materials make up [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Plastic pollution: How one woman found a new source of warming gases hidden in waste

It's your classic movie eureka moment. Young researcher Sarah-Jeanne Royer set out to measure methane gas coming from biological activity in sea water. Instead, in a "happy accident" she found that the [...]

August 6th, 2018|Categories: News from the web|

Kraft Heinz unveils new circular packaging strategy

After surpassing its 2020 packaging reduction aims two years early, consumer goods giant Kraft Heinz has committed to ensuring all its packaging is either recyclable, reusable or compostable by 2025 as it strives [...]

August 3rd, 2018|Categories: News from the web|