Friday, June 10, 2011
Green Toys is a great company that makes all kinds of toys and tableware for kids. What makes Green Toys so great? All of their products are made from recycled milk jugs!
Here is a bit of info about Green Toys (taken from the Green Toys website):
Start Simple: Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs
We use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating our toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day. When you finish your milk and toss the container in the recycling bin, these milk containers are collected at your curb by a local recycling company, who then sorts them from all the other types of plastic. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. For you plastic geeks, the plastic material we use is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.
Made in California, USA:
Less Transportation, Less Energy
All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws. It's cool to buy USA, but also think about this: transportation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses. We all know driving less is good for mother nature, but did you ever think about how many miles a toy logs before it ends up in your local store?
Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Our raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses. It also guarantees your toys won't get seasick before they get to your home!
Green Toys environmental mission even extends to our packaging. We strive to minimize packaging, and all of our boxes use as little material as possible. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So, not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy to open for those little fingers just itching to get at the toys!!
Toy Safety and Testing
Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.
Our products pass a plethora of tests, including:
Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
FDA regulations for food contact
Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
International standards EN71 and ISO 8124
Green Toys sent me their flatbed truck and race car for review. This is what I received:
Both my boys love this set. My 3 yo plays with it all the time, and my 1 yo pushes the truck around the house (using it like a walker)!
Green Toys for $32.99!
All About Baby Blog Bash
As a sponsor for All About Baby *And Mama Too* Blog Bash, Green Toys is giving away a Flatbed truck and Race car!
Look for this month! Blog Bash 2011 runs from June 22-26th
~Mama of the Littles~