Dantoys selection of bio plastics

Bioplastics are a large family of different materials and not just one singular material. They comprise of a whole family of materials with different properties and applications. According to European Bioplastics, a plastic material is defined as bioplastic if it is either biobased, biodegradable, or features both properties.

As of now, dantoy operates with two different kinds of bioplastics; BIO plastic made from sugarcane and BIO PP made from waste- and residue flows. The two series of bioplastics are both biobased, which means they are 100% reusable, the same way as regular plastic. By utilizing a method where plants are a part of the process in the making of plastics, dantoy is minimizing our CO2-emissions. We reduce our CO2 emissions, because the plant, while it grows, obtains CO2 from the atmosphere and stores it in its biomass – because of this, the CO2 emissions is reduced on the journey from the moment the seed is planted and through the making of our final product.
However, none of the series we produce at dantoy are biodegradable, which means none of our products are fit for being disposed of in nature. All products should be disposed of in terms of the valid regulations. If our products were to be degraded rather quickly in nature, they would not be durable. If you, the consumer, makes sure that you dispose of the product in a proper manner after its use, you are helping to increase the circular, green transition. If our products of biobased plastic are recycled instead of just being thrown out with your regular waste, the amount of CO2 will remain in the circular circuit, instead of being released into the atmosphere. Another positive feature about the bioplastics we utilize at dantoy, is the fact that are produced with the same equipment and installations – that way there is no need to invest in new ones.


BIO plastic made from sugarcane

Traditional PE plastic is mainly produced by the utilization of fossil fuels, where the BIO plastic series is made from sugarcane. When producing sugar there are by-product that can be used to make ethanol. The ethanol is used to produce Dantoys BIO plastic. This series is 100% Eco Swan Labelled, which means that the toys are environment friendly.


This series of our BIO plastic is made of a HD-PE from sugarcane as the renewable raw material, made by Braskem in Brazil.

  • During the production the sugarcane is crushed up to five times.
  • The sugar juice obtained from the first two crushing cycles is used in the production of sugar
  • A more diluted Juice is extracted by adding water to the last three chorusing cycles.
  • When producing sugar from the sugar juice, the juice will at some point have to little sugar to produce sugar. This by-product is called Molasse.
  • The molasse and the diluted Juice is still high on sugar that can’t be extracted. Instead, when fermented it becomes bio ethanol. Ethanol, that are used to the production of BIO plastic.
  • When producing Dantoys BIO plastic there are no raw materials used, that could have been utilized for food production instead and no special fields has been made to produce the ethanol utilized in the production of our BIO plastic.
  • The growth of sugarcanes happens on controlled, non-toxic plantations in central and south Brazil and is controlled by the federal government in Brazil, the “Sugarcane Agroecological Zoning”.
  • The sugarcanes can be harvested several times and are harvested every 6-12 months and new seeds are planted every 5-7 years. Because of this, sugarcane can be defined as a sustainable product.
  • The sugarcanes are shipped by train to the further process, which is more environment friendly than if it were done in trucks.


Dantoy BIO PP is another extension to our already more environment-friendly selection of plastic products. The type of biobased plastic we use in the BIO PP line means that the material is made of renewable raw materials from waste and residue flows, and crops that are not used for food. Examples of this can be in terms of vegetable oil production, the paper and pulp industry or used frying oil from the food industry.


  • While the plants grow, they obtain CO2 from the atmosphere and emits oxygen – this way, the plant operates as a filter that clears the air.
  • Then the waste and residue products from e.g., plants from vegetable oils, the paper and pulp industry or used frying oil is collected.
  • These waste and residue products are shipped to a bio refinery that cleans the raw material to a product that can be useful for the further production.
  • The processing of the product leads to the pure renewable raw material from the original waste and residue product.
  • The renewable raw material is then shipped to a factory, where it is mixed with fossil fuels to produce plastic granulates.
  • The plastic granulates gets shipped to dantoy, where we convert it to our product line of tableware and toys.
  • Now, we have a finished product ready to be sold in stores and to the consumers.
  • When you are finished with your product, the best you can do is to dispose it in a proper manner by recycling it.
  • With proper disposal the plastic product can be reused, which means that the amount of CO2 remains in the circular circuit. Alternatively, if the product is not properly disposed of, the CO2 will be released to the atmosphere.
  • The plants absorb CO2 from the atmosphere while they grow
  • Waste- and residue flows is collected
  • A bio refinery cleanses the material
  • Pure raw material
  • The renewable material is mixed with fossil fuels
  • The granulates is converted to tableware/toys
  • Ready to shipment to stores
  • After its use, the product should be recycled
  • If recycled, the CO2 remains in the circular circuit

Mass Balance Model

We all carry a responsibility to reduce our CO2 emissions and one way, we at Dantoy, can contribute to a more circular and green conversion is by utilizing the Mass Balance Model. It is a major leap to go from producing plastic of fossil fuels to exclusively producing plastic by renewable raw materials from one day to another. However, what we can do in the exact moment as first steps toward a greener production, is to combine the renewable materials with the fossil material to ensure plastic of the same good quality as we know it. This ensures us to partially replace the fossil material with renewable ones and produce ISCC* certified plastic without minimizing the quality or safety standards - all this, while minimizing our CO2 emissions.

*ISCC – International Sustainability and Carbon Certification

The increased demand from both customers and consumers for several and more sustainable products in all industries, also bring an increased demand for organizations to be able to document how the production takes place. This a demand we also notice at dantoy and is certainly a demand we wish to fulfill to make sure we are still frontrunner when it comes to areas of environment, quality, and sustainability.

At dantoy we are ISCC certified. ISCC is short for International Sustainability and Carbon Certification and is a certificate that is awarded to organizations who exhibit sustainability throughout their entire supply chain and reduce CO2 emissions. The certificate means that we, at dantoy, remain focused on a sustainable utilization of nature’s resources along with a focus on traceability through our supply chain. Therefore, when you, as a supplier, notice the ISCC logo, it is your assurance that we, as an organization, makes sure that our products are produced in a responsible way – from beginning to end.