The BIDBI Blog

The BIDBI Blog is curated by the marketing team giving you weekly news, views and updates from inside the BIDBI universe as well as reporting on the wider issues affecting UK business and Eco friendly matters. 

We also welcome blogs from existing customers, so get in touch if you would like to talk about your business and eco bags. 

BIDBI Eco News Round Up January 2018

  • Jessica Turner
  • 18th January 2018

Build-up of UK’s Plastic Waste On the 1st of January 2018 China banned the importation of millions of tonnes of plastic waste to its country. From this month on there is a ban on all ‘foreign garbage’ entering the country in a move to upgrade Chinas industries. This... Read More

The BIDBI Guide To Up-cycling Your Plastic

  • Jessica Turner
  • 14th January 2018

Every year approximately 16,000 tonnes of plastic bags go to landfill. A further 8 million tonnes of plastic goes into our oceans each year causing huge problems for sea life. We cannot carry on with this wastage of plastic, so BIDBI have found 10 useful ways for you to upcycle. 1. Making... Read More

Plastic Bag Tax Update Early 2018 - A Zero Waste Future?

  • 7th January 2018

With the proliferation of Bag for Life usage since the 5p bag tax came into effect in 2015, we take a look at what progress has been made, potential smokescreens, and what more can be done to make our weekly shop more eco friendly.  The initial introduction of the 5p bag tax in 2015... Read More

We Sit Down With - Arnika Bhupal - BIDBI Marketing Coordinator

  • Arnika Bhupal
  • 3rd January 2018

This week we spoke to Arnika Bhupal, who works in the marketing team here at BIDBI. We talk tote bags, Tapas, and fashion to get a better idea of how she ticks.   Describe a day in the life of Arnika. I get into the office at 9am and check my emails, after my first cup of tea... Read More

The BIDBI Artwork Guide 2018

  • Richard Robinson
  • 1st January 2018

BIDBI want to print your designs at their absolute best, so we ask you to look at the following guide to supplying artwork. To produce a print we use Photoshop and Illustrator to make a positive and this is used to make the screens which will have ink pushed through it to form the beautiful... Read More

BIDBI Supplier Wins Coveted Eco Award

  • 20th December 2017

Here at BIDBI we pride ourselves on our ethical credentials and environmentally friendly outlook. So it was great news when one of our trusted partners won the coveted award “Excellence in Environment Management” from the Confederation of Indian Industry. The Award... Read More

BIDBI Staff Spotlight On: Jen Johnson

  • Jen Johnson
  • 19th December 2017

We catch up with Jen, our new Merchandiser, on how she's finding BIDBI so far and what she likes to get up to in her spare time.  How have you found your first two weeks? I've thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks here at Bidbi! The fabulous Kristi has been doing my training/handover... Read More

The Year in Review - A Look Back at 2017

  • Richard Robinson
  • 17th December 2017

2017 has been BIDBI's most eventful year yet, with many positive changes and improvements made to the business, coupled with a jam packed schedule keeping everyone here busy all year round. This year we've dispatched more bags than ever to our worldwide customer base with a satisfaction... Read More

Supplier Visit: Daya's trip to India and China

  • Daya Singh
  • 11th December 2017

In November our Managing Director Daya visited China and India to see our partner factories and further fortify our supplier relationships. We caught up with our jet lagged director and asked him some questions.  What was the purpose of the trip? Firstly, to carry out factory... Read More

Eco News Roundup of 2017

  • Richard Robinson
  • 8th December 2017

2017 has been a turbulent year for earth and its inhabitants, with progress in technology and health at juxtaposition with backwards industrial practices and a record number of natural disasters. There's much to celebrate as the human race progresses, but also concerns regarding its continuing... Read More