Policy and Reports

In this section of the website, policy documents issued by BBIA and others can be found alongside the many reports and studies issued by third parties that we believe are relevant to the bioeconomy.

Economic and environmental benefits of a transformative UK bioeconomy

Economic and environmental benefits of a transformative UK bioeconomy

BBIA report on the economic and environmental benefits of a transformative UK bioeconomy

US EPA rules that PET poses health risk

US EPA rules that PET poses health risk

The United States EPA has now ruled that the production of PET poses a health risk both to workers and to the surrounding community, including through pollution of water courses. This ruling creates a serious dilemma for the plastics industry as it will certainly now face considerable legal challenges to existing production sites and new ones planned.

Call for submissions: Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture

Call for submissions: Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture

BBIA response to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations call for submissions to guide development of a Voluntary Code of Conduct on the sustainable use of plastics in agriculture.

Systemiq report on resolving the plastic waste crisis

Systemiq report on resolving the plastic waste crisis

Systemiq has published another report, in time for the UN negotiations on the Plastic Treaty and the UN Climate Week in New York last month, on how to affront and resolve the plastic waste crisis.

BBIA publishes critique of Biomass Strategy

BBIA publishes critique of Biomass Strategy

BBIA has published a critique of the Biomass Strategy which we have posted on our website here.

BBIA publishes responses to Call for Evidence on resource and waste policy reforms

BBIA publishes responses to Call for Evidence on resource and waste policy reforms

BBIA has published its responses to the Call for Evidence launched by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee into DEFRA meeting its targets for resource and waste policy reforms, including EPR.

Paper straws found to contain PFAS

Paper straws found to contain PFAS

So-called eco-friendly paper straws may not be so friendly after all. A report finds that they often contain PFAS known as forever chemicals because of their toxic persistence in the environment.

How the ‘circular economy’ went from environmentalist dream to marketing buzzword

How the ‘circular economy’ went from environmentalist dream to marketing buzzword

A critique of the circular economy, and how it has become a marketing tool rather than a real instrument of ecological change, is published in this American review.

“The US Needs To Lean Into An Old Strength”: Maintaining Progress And Growing US Biomanufacturing

“The US Needs To Lean Into An Old Strength”: Maintaining Progress And Growing US Biomanufacturing

An analysis of the US policies which are ‘driving the bioeconomy forward’ is made in this interesting interview /article which should be a guide also for policymakers in the UK struggling to create a coherent focus on the UK bioeconomy.