Wednesday, May 20, 2009

100% Recycled Toys

We received more toys from the Green Toys company today.

We absolutely LOVE Green Toys. This company was started environmentally conscious from the ground up. They use recycled milk jugs as the main ingredient for creating their toys. The milk containers are reprocessed into a super clean fresh plastic called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around. Free of phthalates, BPA, and lead, this is as green and safe that plastic can get.
Even the packaging is great. All the toys come in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.

Last year, the first item that was available was the tea set. This quickly became our best selling tea set, as it is unbreakable and safe for toddlers, who are not quite ready for a china tea set.

Next, the cookware & dinnerware set was added, and then a sand toy set.

Today we are very please with the super-sturdy (almost) unbreakable trucks. A nice chunky dump truck in shiny bright red, and a earthy green recycling truck ( how appropriate!) Plus, some nice and strong jump ropes, and a flying disk called eco-saucer, is perfect for outdoor play.

These are great gifts that you can feel good about giving!