The first LEGO elements made from sustainably sourced plastic will be on the market this year

Danish toys giant LEGO goes green. The botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018.

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Bio-on and Italeri: the toy soldiers are bio-based

Bio-on produced bioplastic used in this new version of Flos' Miss Sissi lamp
Bio-on produced bioplastic used in this new version of Flos’ Miss Sissi lamp

Bioplastics which are made from renewable waste plant sources, with no competition with food supply chains, and are 100% naturally biodegradable. The final phase testing Minerv PHA Supertoys for making scale models has begun, launched by Bio-on in collaboration with Italeri, the leading manufacturer of static models. The results will be presented in February 2017 in Nuremberg, Germany during the “Play and toys fair”, the sector’s largest and most prestigious event.

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Bio-on and Italeri together to produce bio-based toys

Marco Astorri

Italian biotech company Bio-on announces the launch of a new collaboration with Italeri S.p.A., a production and distribution leader in the modelling sector. Thanks to this agreement, the manufacture of scale models will be done for the first time with the special grade Minerv PHA Supertoys, the new type of bioplastic developed by Bio-on laboratories.

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