Timing is everything right? With parents concerned about plasticizers, chemicals, and just a little paranoid about their children mouthing plastic toys, along comes a company called Green Toys. Being a toy company, the words that describe their adorable product line are music to concerned parent’s ears:
“Made in the USA”
“Made from 100% recycled products”
“Contains no BPA”
“Contains no phthalates”
I’ve already purchased one of their 4 products from Pedagogy Toys and it’s the best present you could give a 1- 3 year old! I’ve been looking to replace the plastic tea set my girls LOVE playing with in the bath, but for so many reasons I know they shouldn’t have their mouth on it. So when Karen emailed me about this line, I remembered the ‘phthalate free’ stamping on their packaging and knew this would be the best replacement for their safety. All of the Green Toys products are made from recycled milk jugs and that plastic is classified as ‘clean’ and safe plastic called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). With all of the spoons, cups, sugar bowl, and wonderful large tea pot – my girls are so happy with their tubby time. Check out the colors and how cute…
Picture source: Green Toys site
Green Toys has three other very cute products: Indoor Gardening Kit, Sand Play Set, and Cookware and Dining Set. Because the indoor gardening kit has seeds, Canadians will have a tough time bringing this product over the border, but the cookware and dining set is awesome with 27 pieces in total. Perfect toy or gift for a young child to grow into and you don’t have to worry if they ‘teeth’ on it. US customers ordering this line – check out the gardening set with the dirt patties and pot holder…it’s adorable!
Want a few more things to love about this company and their products? All toys are produced and made within the US. They aren’t designed and then shipped overseas to be manufactured. This means stricter testing for safety and the company can oversee production from start to finish. This company obviously cares about their carbon footprint. They also run 3rd party testing for safety standards and the products have come back clean for any traceable amounts of BPA and Phthalates.
Here is an excerpt from the company’s opening press release. “There is an overwhelming demand from consumers and retailers for toys that are good for the environment and safe for kids. Our new line of toys made from recycled plastic milk containers deliver on both counts,” said Robert von Goeben, co-founder of Green Toys Inc. “By using post-consumer recycled plastic, we close the loop and show kids the real world benefits of recycling.”
Their packaging is also very green and educational. The box is made from 100% recycled material and the toys are not bound by any plastic or twist ties (you know the ties that take 20 minutes to unwind from most toys?) Then on the back of the packaging there are interesting facts about why the toys are safe and why buying Green Toys saves energy. On average, every pound of recycled milk jugs used in the making of Green Toys: saves energy equal to 3,000 AAA batteries, saves enough electricity to power a TV set for 3 whole weeks, saves enough electricity to keep a laptop computer running for a month. Cute!
Green Toys has done everything right with this product line. Safe for our kids and easy on the environment.