Leading British Musical Manufacturers collaborate on sustainable consumer instrument care


The British Band Instrument Company (BBICO) under their Edgware brand and Warwick Music Group (WMG) – both MIA members – have collaborated on a new cleaning and care kit for the award-winning line of musical instruments; pInstruments.

Suitable for all pBuzz, pBugle, pCornet, pTrumpet, pBone, pBone mini and pTrumpet hyTech, the pInstrument Cleaning & Care Kit includes everything needed to keep pInstruments safe and clean. Both organisations are leaning the music industry with their approach to sustainability – fully compostable, biodegradable and recyclable packaging from BBICO, and carbon-neutral plastic instruments from WMG. They share the common goal of reducing the environmental impact created by the music products industry.

“We’re very proud to be working in association with Warwick Music Group on accessories for their pInstrument range of products. Their ambitions towards carbon neutrality have been inspiration for our commitment to the environment”, says Alun Hughes, Managing Director of BBICO. “We share a common purpose with the Made in Britain campaign. It proves that the products are made in Britain, are of high quality, represent value for money, and that we adhere to the same highest business standards”.

“I was very impressed by BBICO’s sustainable cleaning products which launched at the NAMM Show in January 2020. All pInstruments are now carbon neutral, so it was important to us that our cleaning kits were designed and packaged in the UK, free of synthetics, toxins & petroleums, and sold in biodegradable, compostable & recyclable packaging” says Steven Greenall, CEO at WMG. “We feel that this kit is a fantastic addition to our range of instruments, which are made from a tough and durable ABS plastic, as well as having embedded anti-microbial technology which kills germs automatically”.

The new pInstrument Cleaning and Care Kit contains the following products:

The kit is available from all good pInstrument retailers in the UK, and on the pBone online store (RRP £20). The full line of additional cleaning products for musical instruments are available from Edgware retailers, and on the Edgware website.

About BBICO: Based in the UK, BBICO provides flexible options for musical instrument supply and distribution worldwide. Whether it be representation of manufacturers for sales and marketing, or the supply of goods direct to governments and marching bands, BBICO has a solution. Edgware is their new range of natural, non-toxic musical instrument maintenance products, manufactured and packaged in Britain. This range also demonstrates BBICO’s commitment to producing biodegradable, compostable and recyclable packaging.

About WMG: WMG are a UK-based music innovation-led company that has created an award-winning family of plastic musical instruments. They believe in the transformational power of music, and that everyone should have the opportunity to make music. Carbon Footprint has rated Warwick Music Group and its instruments as having net zero carbon dioxide emissions. The company – winner of the Queen’s Award for Enterprise for its innovation of its first instrument in plastic, pBone – is now the world’s largest producer of brass instruments manufactured in ABS plastic.