Tue, 07.09.2021 - Wed, 08.09.2021
The second bio!TOY conference on 7–8 September 2021 in Nuremberg, Germany, brought together about 100 manufacturers of bio-based materials and toys and other interested parties.
Plastic is by far the most commonly used material for toys. However, the widespread criticism of plastics has not left the industry unscathed. Manufacturers such as Lego or Mattel have announced that in future they will only use alternative materials that do not come from fossil raw material sources. Recyclability, the use of recycled or renewable raw materials, as well as significantly lower CO2 emissions are important new development goals.
After the first bioTOY conference in 2019, which was successful with about 100 participants, manufacturers of sustainable plastics and toys once again exchanged news and experiences from 7 to 8 September. The meeting in Nuremberg (hybrid, i.e. on-site and online) was supported by important industry platforms and interest groups (such as DVSI, Spielwarenmesse, Agency for Renewable resources FNR).
we talked to famous Skye Neville, 11-year-old activist for sustainable toys. Skye became quite famous recently by her activities in the UK.
Lesen Sie eine Presse-Information der Spielwarenmesse e.G. (vor der bio!TOY)
Spielwarenmesse: Beteiligung an zweiter bio!TOY-Konferenz
We use WHOVA for advanced networking opportunities across all attendees (on-site and online), as well as for organizer notifications, ZOOM interation for online attendees and much more...
You find a Whova attendee guide here
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The second bio!TOY will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and digital) in the
Arvena Park Hotel in Nuremberg, Germany.
For online-attendees: In order to cope for time differences, all presentations will be recorded and offered as "video-on-demand" for a full week after the event.
We sincerely hope that you may and can travel to Germany. We don't know about the restrictions your country may have on the day of travel.
For information on entry rules issued by the German Government, please visit
www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de, providing info in 18 languages. We try to keep this info updated.
It includes that all conference attendees must be either be fully vaccinated, recovered from COVID19, or negatively tested. Please be prepared to present a proof of full vaccination, recovery or a test (max 24h old, PCR max 48 h old).
Basically, our general cancellation policy applies.
However, due to the pandemic situation, we will handle it a bit more flexibly. If you register for the full on-site conference, we'll send you an invoice and ask you to pay this on time. In the case you have to decide to step back to an online-only participation at a later point in time, we can change your registration and we'll refund the price difference. Such a change, however, must be performed at a maximum of 48 hours prior to the start of the conference.
We are all keen on holding an in-person event, as networking and socialising over a glass of good German beer is something that is so important and is high on the list of things that we all miss so desperately.
For details about the speakers click here
Hybrid event (participation is possible in-person, on-site, as well as online-only (ZOOM / WHOVA).
Please note that - in order to accommodate different time zones - we'll record* all sessions and make these available in form of "video-on-demand" to all attendees for a full week after the event.
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*: provided we don't have technical issues and all speakers agree
If the development of the pandemic (infection rates, vaccination, etc.) allows, the second bio!TOY will be held as a hybrid event (on-site and digital) in the Arvena Park Hotel in Nuremberg, Germany.
At the first bio!TOY 2019 some kids were invited. Within minutes, this boy created a ball and a dinosaur (Photo: Oliver Reinhard).
Programme (conventional view)
|08:45-09:00||Michael Thielen, Bioplastics Magazine||Welcome & Introduction|
|09:00-09:10||Ulrich Brobeil, DVSI||Welcome remarks|
|09:10-09:20||Christian Ulrich, Spielwarenmesse||Welcome remarks|
|09:20-09:45||Christopher vom Berg, nova Institute||Renewable Carbon Concept for toys: #Biobased #Recycled #CO2-based|
|09:45-10:10||Jörg Rothermel, VCI||Climate-neutral chemistry and plastics: Study for Germany|
|10:10-10:35||Gabriele Peterek, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe FNR||Bio-based toys - a playful introduction to the bioeconomy|
|11:20-11:45||Patrick Zimmermann, FKUR||Sustainability and toys - a logical step or a contradiction?|
|11:45-12:10||Rafaela Hartenstein & Ben Kuchler, Hasbro||Hasbro’s Sustainability Journey: More than Toys|
|12:10-12:35||Suny Martínez, AIJU||TOY GREEN DEAL: A bio-path towards a sustainable model|
|14:00-14:25||François de Bie, Total-Corbion||Luminy PLA and the breakthrough in higher heat, durable applications|
|14:25-14:50||Thomas Roulin, Lignin Industries||Lignin-based thermoplastic materials for ABS products|
|14:50-15:15||Eike Jahnke, INEOS Styrolution||Styrenics Solutions for Toys - biobased & recycled|
|15.15-15:40||Rafael Rivas, Miniland||Small Initiatives with big impact, an example of European Sustainable management|
|16:35-17:00||Jason Kroskrity, Mattel||Mattel's vision and portfolio of sustainable toys|
|17:00-17:25||Elisabet Sjölund, Neste||Neste's renewable and circular approach: Keeping plastics in play sustainably|
|18.00-21.00||Dinner & Social Evening|
|08:45-09:00||Michael Thielen||Welcome remarks|
|09:00-09:25||René Mikkelsen, Lego||The LEGO Group’s vision and achievements for sustainable toys|
|09:25-09:50||Pascal Lakeman, Trinseo||A material suitable for toy manufacturing based on direct bio-based and recycled content|
|09:50-10:15||Sharon Keilthy, Jiminy Eco Toys||A plastic-free toystore is possible...what will it look like in 10 years' time?|
|10:15-10:40||Michael Schweizer, Tecnaro||Raw material shift in the plastics industry – Children’s toys made from tailormade blends|
|11:20-11:45||Marck Højbjerg Matthiasen, Dantoy||dantoy – Delivering bio-based toys for children in a first-mover initiative|
|11:45-12:10||Marko Manu, Arctic Biomaterials||Biobased material alternatives for Toys|
|12:10-12:35||Herbert Morgenstern, BASF||New Plasticizers based on alternative raw materials|
|14:00-14:25||Caroline Kjellme, Viking Toys||Toys from sustainable materials|
|14:25-14:50||Ruud Rouleaux, Helian ColorFabb||PHA materials design and application development for IM and AM|
|14:50-15:15||Keiko Matsumoto, Miyama||PLA faux fur for plush toys|
|15.15-15:40||Beatrice Radaelli, eKoala||The (im)possibilities of bioplastic in the world of baby products|
|15:55-16:00||Harald Kaeb / Michael Thielen||Summary Conclusions Farewell|