David Newman, Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association
David Newman, Managing Director, Biobased and Biodegradable Industries Association
David has been working on biowaste collection and treatment and the use of biomaterials in improving the waste stream since the late 1990s. He was part of the team that changed the laws in Italy where he worked, introducing biowaste collections with biobags and banning plastic shopping bags – promoting the use of re-usable and compostable bags instead.
He was part of the team that successfully got through the EU Directive reducing plastic bag consumption. He was President of ISWA from 2012 to 2016 from Vienna and after that period appointed President of the newly founded World Biogas Association from London, where he lives. He also manages his own private advisory business helping companies find new partnerships and markets in the environmental sector. He has led BBIA since founding it in June 2015.