You can bet that a house with a child (or children) is a house full of toys. Toys that have entertained them, have kept them busy and have helped their minds develop. Some of our children’s favorite childhood memories are with their favorite toys and they keep them busy for hours while helping them imagine up fantasy worlds with those toys. So shouldn’t these beloved toys be environmentally friendly and sustainable? We think so too! That’s where Green Toys comes in.

Green Toys is on a mission to make safe, earth-friendly playthings for kids, as part of the solution for a more sustainable world. By creating products made free of harm to children and the planet, we nurture young minds and bright futures. Green Toys is based in California, USA. California has stringent safety and environmental laws, that the toys must. Green Toys has surpassed the USA and international safety standards and is free of Bisphenol A (BPA) & Phthalates.  BPA and Phthalates are both plasticizers found in many everyday plastic items, including children’s toys. Although studies are still being conducted on what the exact harmful effects of plasticizers may be on human beings, animal studies have shown potential effects of plasticizers on the brain, behavior and prostate glands in fetuses, infants and young children. Although we don’t have all the information yet, it is best to steer clear of items that contain plasticizers when possible.

How are Green Toys made?

Green Toys prides itself on being able to use Recycled Plastics to create these magical toys for our children. Their products are proof that recycling can lead to meaningful and tangible products. Here’s an even greater incentive to make your kids drink their milk. Green Toys are made from milk jugs that are 100% post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE). It is one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.  Recycled milk jugs are their primary ingredient,  and to date, they have recycled 42,576,800 Milk Jugs. All the plastic is collected by waste management, cleaned, shredded into flakes and reprocessed into their raw material and mixed with food-safe, mineral-based coloring. Voila! An amazing toy is made!

All their products are packaged in 100% recyclable cardboard, and no extra’s like blister packs, twister ties or cellophane added to the packaging. They are so good that they have received the prestigious Greener Packaging Award- which is the United States’ only independent sustainable packaging award!

They believe every day is Earth Day and they want to raise awareness about sustainability. They believe the best way to bring about change is through our buying power, they want to encourage environmental change through goods people buy and use every day. That is why they are 100% USA-made, starting from manufacturing to assembly to distribution. Local production of toys means that far fewer miles are used for transportation. On average, every pound of recycled milk jugs used in the making of Green Toys saves energy equal to 3,000 AAA batteries.

Our Favorite Green Toys

Green Toys Airplane– Perfect for our little aviators who are always taking off on bright ideas.  Green Toys Airplane is ready for takeoff and Mother Nature is happy about it! It also comes in Seaplanes that are perfect for bath time!

Green Toys Build-A-Bouquet– Talk about flower power! Green Toys Build-a-Bouquet, is just right for our little budding florists. It can help them create countless floral arrangements while saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. This bouquet is brightly colored and is a 44 piece set which includes 4 bases, 16 stem and leaf pieces, and 24 flower pieces. The vibrant lilies, petunias, and daisies stack interchangeably in the assorted stems for limitless fun that blossoms in all seasons.

Green Toys Indoor Gardening Kit– Another perfect toy for those little green thumbs! They can watch nature at work by growing their own personal beautiful garden and fresh herbs in just a few days. The kit comes with a Peapod-shaped planter tray, 3 planting pots, trowel, 3-packs of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil, and Zinnia), 3 compacted soil dishes, and easy to follow planting instructions.

Green Toys Cookware & Dinnerware 27 pc Set–  Our young  Master chefs can spend hours having tea parties and dinner parties. With these versatile sets, they can concoct and serve the most delicious imaginary culinary treats that have real benefits for the earth with the world’s greenest cookware set. The 27-piece set includes Stock Pot with Lid, Skillet, 4 Plates, 4 Bowls, 4 Cups, 4 Utensil Sets (Fork/Knife/Spoon). Let Green Cooking & Eating begin! It also comes in separate Chef Set and  Dish Set

Green Toys Pizza Parlor Set– Perfect for our little Pizza Lovers! This colorful 27-piece set has everything you need with 4 slices that can be stacked with delicious toppings.  The set includes 4 pizza crusts, 1 red pepper, 1 red tomato, pizza cutter, order forms, and a delivery box! This set comes with all the pizza fun there is, with an eco-friendly twist.

Green Toys Sandwich Shop– It’s time to eat at your local Green Toys Sandwich Shop. With this 15-piece, stack-able set kids can mix and match to make the perfect sandwich. Made from recycled milk containers, these toys are safe, fun and ethical. They can take as many bites as they want, there’s nothing to worry about: Green Toys are designed without any external coatings so you don’t have to worry about lead or any odd chemicals.

Green Toys Dump Truck– This is perfect for those big kids that need help hauling a big load while also helping to save the planet! The Green Toys Dump Truck is ready to get working! The super cool eco-design has a workable dumper and no metal axles. It also comes in pink!

Green Toys Fire Truck For our aspiring, brave firefighters!  With this, they can put out 3-alarm blazes. Rescue kittens from treetops. Protect the environment from harm. This is just a typical day in the life of the Green Toys Fire Truck, the world’s greenest emergency vehicle. The Green Toys Fire Truck has no metal axles, so it’s safe for both the earth and the Good Green Fun seekers who call it home. The sturdy roof ladder pivots vertically and rotates 360 degrees. Two removable side ladders.

Green Toys Flatbed Truck And Race Car Boys and girls, start your eco-friendly engines! The Green Toys Flatbed Truck with Race Car is on its way. This sturdy blue truck hauls our sleek red hot rod on its back and has a flatbed that tilts up to allow the car to roll off. Race Cars can also be purchased separately- they come in blue, red & pink.

Green Toys Recycling Truck – For our little ones that are enthusiastic about recycling. This teaches little ones how to sort bottles, cans, and paper while having fun! This super cool truck comes with a movable recycling bed and rear door that opens and shuts.

Green Toys Tug Boat–  Embark on a cruise across the bathtub. Navigate the wading pool. Even splash around in the occasional mud puddle. There’s no end to the Good Green Fun young sailors can have with the Green Toys Tugboat. This colorful craft floats great and has a wide spout to scoop and pour water. Enjoy it in Blue and Yellow.

Green Toys Tool Set– Perfect for our little fixers, it is an eco-friendly twist on the classic Tool Set! This 15 piece set includes colorful, durable, realistic-looking tools that are made from 100% recycled plastic which is manufactured in the USA. The toolbox features four holes on each side, sized to work with the included 2-hole connectors and fit the bolts and nails. Whether using the hammer to pound in the nails, or the Phillips and Flathead screwdrivers to tighten the bolts, kids love all the do-it-yourself projects that are possible with this set. Even the pliers open and close! And best of all, the pieces fit conveniently into the toolbox for easy storage. Also, enjoy the fun in blue!

Childhood is a magical time, it is a time to grow, explore and imagine the most mystical and wonderful places. The toys that your children play with and spend the most time with shape their childhood and memories. We should give them the best there is to offer! By giving them Green Toys that are BPA and Phthalates free, we can rest assured that their childhood will be full of beautiful memories and no harmful side effects!

Also a good read: Phthalates & Your Family: What You Need to Know About Phthalates and Alternatives!

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