The toy industry is a huge consumer of conventional, fossil-based plastics…but gradually, and thanks to pressure from both consumers and regulators, toymakers are making their products more sustainable – and bioplastics are an important element in the expansion of this part of the bioeconomy.

This 4th episode of podcast series investigates why we need bioplastics in the first place, where is the toy industry at the moment on this, and the existing eco-friendly and sustainable alternatives.

We interviewed three speakers that guided us in this journey: Markus Wolperdinger, Director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology; Constance Ißbrücker, who works for European Bioplastics; and Beatrice Radaelli, founder of eKoala, a bio-based toys company.