Introducing Green Toys Eco Toys – 100% Recycled ToysBy Ian Allan
Green Toys Inc. is an eco-friendly toy company. They are committed to sustainability and playfulness as a path to inspiring their passion in others.
They use 100% recycled materials to produce safe toys. Toys that are manufactured according to the high ethical and environmental standards in California.
They are leaders, not followers. They have a belief that the best way to encourage environmental change is through goods people buy and use every day—and in our case that’s children’s products.
Green Toys not only cares about how your kids play and what they play with, they also care about their impact on the planet.
Green Toys are made from recycled plastic
Green Toys are made in the USA, mostly from recycled milk cartons, but also things like yogurt container lids.
The containers are cleaned, shredded into flakes, reprocessed, and then mixed with food-safe, mineral-based colouring.
The result is high-quality plastic that has no funny chemical smells whatsoever.
By using recycled plastic, Green Toys divert material from landfills, save energy, and reduce their carbon footprint.
Low impact packaging
Green Toys’ focus on design and attention to detail extends to their packaging.
All their toys are packaged in 100% recyclable cardboard and printed with minimal colour using soy inks. When extra packaging is necessary, it is made from 100% recycled water bottles.
They don’t use wires, staples or pins to secure their toys in the package. The way the cardboard is folded and secured holds the toys in place. Their packaging is a real credit to them.
In 2009, Green Toys won the prestigious Greener Packaging Award for its sustainable packaging.
Green Toys is a Californian-based company. California is renowned for its strict safety and environmental laws, many of them championed by Arnold Schwarzenegger while he was Governor.
Green toys surpass US and international standards for BPA and Phthalates, and conform to…
- The CPSIA – US consumer safety act
- ASTM F963 – consumer safety standard for toys
- EN 71 – European toy safety standard
- ISO 8124 – International Standard relating to toys.
GreenToys partners with compatible green organizations…
Healthy child Healthy world: An organization devoted to helping parents protect their children and families from harmful chemicals
Centre for childhood creativity: An organization that pitches itself as being the missing link between academic research and adults’ work with children
Sustainable surf: A not for profit linking watersports to ocean protection.
Nature bridge: Connects young people to the science and wonder of the natural world