Sunday, June 3, 2012
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.
They use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating the toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you 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. The toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. The raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses.
Green Toys environmental mission even extends to their packaging. They 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!
Not Every "Environmentally-Friendly" toy is a Green Toy™
Green Toys™ products are unique in the toy industry. Their raw material, packaging, supply chain, and fulfillment are all located in the same U.S. state, reducing transportation and therefore greenhouse gas emissions, as well as saves energy. Green Toys™ products are the only toys on the market made from 100% recycled post-consumer recycled materials, and our products are the only ones on the market packaged exclusively in 100% recyclable cardboard, with no twist ties or plastics that must be discarded into landfills.
So, when shopping for sustainable and eco-friendly toys, be sure to ask for Green Toys™ brand by name. Accept no substitutes...look for the original...the one and only...the Made in USA...100% recycled...GREEN 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.
These 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