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 favourite childhood memories are with their favourite toys, and they keep them alive for hours while assisting them in imagining 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. We nurture young minds and bright futures by creating products made free of harm to children and the planet. 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 plasticizers found in many everyday plastic items, including children’s toys. Although studies are still being conducted on the exact harmful effects of plasticizers on human beings, animal studies have shown potential impacts of plasticizers on the brain, behaviour, 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?
The Toys manufacture prides itself on using Recycled Plastics to create these magical toys for our children. Their products are proof that recycling can lead to meaningful and tangible products. So 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. Waste management collects all the plastic, cleans, shreds into flakes, reprocesses into raw materials, and mixes with food-safe, mineral-based colouring. Voila! A fantastic toy is made!
All their products are packaged in 100% recyclable cardboard, and no extra’s like blister packs, twister ties or cellophane are added to the packaging. They are so good that they have received the prestigious Greener Packaging Award, 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 change is through our buying power; they want to encourage environmental change through goods people buy and use daily. 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 making natural Toys saves energy equal to 3,000 AAA batteries.
Our Favorite Green Toys
Airplane – Perfect for our little aviators who are always taking off on bright ideas. The Airplane toy is ready for takeoff, and Mother Nature is happy! It also comes in Seaplanes that are perfect for bath time!
Build-A-Bouquet – Talk about flower power! Build-a-Bouquet’s toys company 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 coloured and is a 44 piece set that 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.
Indoor Gardening Kit – Another perfect toy for those little green thumbs! They can watch nature at work by growing their own beautiful garden and fresh herbs in just a few days. The kit comes with a Peapod-shaped planter tray, 3 planting pots, a trowel, 3-packs of organic seeds (Teddy Bear Sunflower, Basil, and Zinnia), 3 compacted soil dishes, and easy to follow planting instructions.
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). So let Green Cooking & Eating begin! It also comes in a separate Chef Set and Dish Set.
Pizza Parlor Set – Perfect for our little Pizza Lovers! This colourful 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, a pizza cutter, order forms, and a delivery box! This set comes with all the pizza fun, with an eco-friendly twist.
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.
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!
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 Fire Truck toy 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.
Flatbed Truck And Race Car – Boys and girls, start your eco-friendly engines! The Flatbed Truck toy 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.
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.
Tug Boat – Embark on a cruise across the bathtub. Navigate the wading pool. Even splash around in the occasional mud puddle. Young sailors can have no end to the Good Green Fun with the Tugboat toy. This colourful craft floats excellent and has a wide spout to scoop and pour water. Enjoy it in Blue and Yellow.
Tool Set – Perfect for our little fixers, it is an eco-friendly twist on the classic Tool Set! This 15 piece set includes colourful, durable, realistic-looking tools made from 100% recycled plastic 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 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 beautiful 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!
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