Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association Ltd (BBIA)
Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association Ltd (BBIA) is the UK trade body for companies producing bio-based and biodegradable products and promotes the circular bioeconomy. BBIA works to promote in the UK and Europe, the production, consumption and transformation of materials from biomass that have characteristics of biodegradability; the fundamental concept behind BBIA work is to promote soil to soil circular loops, ensuring materials that derive from biomass return to soil at the end of their life.
In this sense BBIA strongly promotes the separate collection of organic waste to be recovered through anaerobic digestion and composting, to ensure topsoil is replenished and organic carbon matter returns to soil.
Companies that are members of BBIA include producers of biopolymers from biomass, transformers of biopolymers into materials for B2B or B2C sales; other producers of products from biomass (including insulation materials, insecticides, hospital waste treatment) and the national association for composting in the UK and investment companies.