Tue, 07.09.2021 - Wed, 08.09.2021

bio!TOY 2021


Nuremberg, Germany (Hybrid)


Polymedia Publisher GmbH


Tue, 07.09.2021 - Wed, 08.09.2021


EUR 699.00 (online only 549.00 EUR)

plus 19% VAT where applicable. Please make sure to buy the correct ticket.

bio!TOY 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.

Here you find press releases in English and German language.

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).

mt@bioplasticsmagazine.com or


we talked to famous Skye Neville, 11-year-old activist for sustainable toys. Skye became quite famous recently by her activities in the UK.


Here you find press releases in English and German language, released after the event.

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

Access the WHOVA web app in your browser or get the mobile app below.

Get our official event app
For Blackberry or Windows Phone, Click here
For feature details, visit Whova

Corona Pandemic Info

Hybrid event (on-site & online)

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.

Travel to Germany

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.

Hygiene Concept of the Hotel

The hotel has elaborated a comprehensive hygiene concept
Eine deutschsprachige Version ist  hier verfügbar 

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).

Cancellation Policy

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. 

Download the conference handbook

*: 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.

The hotel has elaborated a comprehensive hygiene concept
Eine deutschsprachige Version ist  hier verfügbar.

Videoclip bio!TOY 2019


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)

Registration, Welcome-Coffee
08:45-09:00Michael Thielen, Bioplastics MagazineWelcome & Introduction
09:00-09:10Ulrich Brobeil, DVSIWelcome remarks
09:10-09:20Christian Ulrich, SpielwarenmesseWelcome remarks
09:20-09:45Christopher vom Berg, nova InstituteRenewable Carbon Concept for toys:  #Biobased #Recycled #CO2-based
09:45-10:10Jörg Rothermel, VCIClimate-neutral chemistry and plastics: Study for Germany
10:10-10:35Gabriele Peterek, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe FNRBio-based toys - a playful introduction to the bioeconomy
11:20-11:45Patrick Zimmermann, FKURSustainability and toys - a logical step or a contradiction?
11:45-12:10Rafaela Hartenstein & Ben Kuchler,  HasbroHasbro’s Sustainability Journey: More than Toys
12:10-12:35Suny Martínez, AIJUTOY GREEN DEAL: A bio-path towards a sustainable model
14:00-14:25François de Bie, Total-CorbionLuminy PLA and the breakthrough in higher heat, durable applications
14:25-14:50Thomas Roulin, Lignin IndustriesLignin-based thermoplastic materials for ABS products
14:50-15:15Eike Jahnke, INEOS StyrolutionStyrenics Solutions for Toys - biobased & recycled
15.15-15:40Rafael Rivas, MinilandSmall Initiatives with big impact, an example of European Sustainable management
16:35-17:00Jason Kroskrity, MattelMattel's vision and portfolio of sustainable toys
17:00-17:25Elisabet Sjölund, NesteNeste's renewable and circular approach: Keeping plastics in play sustainably
18.00-21.00Dinner & Social Evening
08:45-09:00Michael ThielenWelcome remarks
09:00-09:25René Mikkelsen, LegoThe LEGO Group’s vision and achievements for sustainable toys
09:25-09:50Pascal Lakeman, TrinseoA material suitable for toy manufacturing based on direct bio-based and recycled content
09:50-10:15Sharon Keilthy, Jiminy Eco ToysA plastic-free toystore is possible...what will it look like in 10 years' time?
10:15-10:40Michael Schweizer, TecnaroRaw material shift in the plastics industry – Children’s toys made from tailormade blends
11:20-11:45Marck Højbjerg Matthiasen, Dantoydantoy – Delivering bio-based toys for children in a first-mover initiative
11:45-12:10Marko Manu, Arctic BiomaterialsBiobased material alternatives for Toys
12:10-12:35Herbert Morgenstern, BASFNew Plasticizers based on alternative raw materials
14:00-14:25Caroline Kjellme, Viking ToysToys from sustainable materials
14:25-14:50Ruud Rouleaux, Helian ColorFabbPHA materials design and application  development for IM and AM
14:50-15:15Keiko Matsumoto, MiyamaPLA faux fur for plush toys
15.15-15:40Beatrice Radaelli, eKoalaThe (im)possibilities of bioplastic in the world of baby products
15:55-16:00Harald Kaeb / Michael ThielenSummary Conclusions Farewell

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