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Recycle, Re-Play, Re-Think: Green Toys Review and Giveaway

Green Toys Recycling Dump TruckReuse, reduce, and recycle for a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The new Recycling Dump Truck from Green Toys teaches all these concepts by example and through play.

The Green Toys Tea Set is a favorite of ours and Green Toys has rescued more treasure from the trash heap with its new action toys made from recycled milk jugs. Check out this video tour of the new line of Green Toys we previewed at Toy Fair 2009.

These tough toys are designed to hold up to the roughest toddlers.  And, even better, this thick and durable plastic is eco-friendly and food grade, BPA-free and phthalate-free.

Green Toys reduces waste with its minimal recycling and by keeping all of its manufacturing in California–instead of using vital energy resources to ship toys from overseas. As kids fill up the truck, you can talk about the limited space for waste disposal and why it is important to create less garbage.

Reuse the box on the recycling truck by cutting out the cardboard paper, plastic, and metal tokens.  Your child will have a lot of fun sorting the recycling and pushing the tokens through the slots on the truck, then emptying it out and starting all over again.  This is a great opportunity to talk about ways you can re-purpose materials instead of adding them to the landfill.

And a recycling truck made from recycled plastic is the perfect opportunity to learn how paper, plastic, and metal can be turned into new products.

Not only are Green Toys environmentally friendly, they are kid-safe, and fun, too!  Green Toys produces classic, battery-free toys that will encourage hours of imaginative play.

WANT IT: You can buy Green Toys at Kangaroo Boo or Green Toys at Amazon.

WIN IT: Green Toys is offering one Mamanista reader the opportunity to win a Recycling Truck (ARV $25).

To enter:

For additional entries, please do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each:

Contest ends 11:59 PM EST, May 4. Shipping to U.S. Only. Winner chosen with We never share your e-mail address.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

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172 Responses to "Recycle, Re-Play, Re-Think: Green Toys Review and Giveaway"

  1. Melanie says:

    The Indoor Gardening set is my favorite.

  2. djgroz says:

    all little ones could use a jump rope to burn off energy in stead of the TV

  3. bridget says:

    My favorite is the recycling truck but I also like the tool set. My son would have a lot of fun with it.

  4. Marie Lay says:

    My kids would love the indoor garden set — they love to garden!

  5. Marie Lay says:

    And my favorite choice from the guide is the eco-safe rubber duck because everybody needs to have a rubber duckie and how cool is it that it is eco-safe!

  6. dorothy l says:

    I love the tool set

  7. Dan says:

    My favorite is the ecosaucer

  8. Lisa C says:

    My son would love the tool set, he’d be just like daddy!

  9. Jovita says:

    Indoor Gardening Kit for me!

  10. Jennifer Jozwiak says:

    I love the tea set. It would make a great gift for my little one.

  11. Kathy Emerick says:

    I love the tea set because it is safe to play with and my granddaughter would love it! Thanks for a chance to win.

  12. kathy pease says:

    I LOVE the indoor gardening kit

  13. kathy pease says:

    from the earth day guide i like the Eco-Chic Baby Slings

  14. Tammy says:

    I like the Eco-Saucer – I like green toys because they reduce greenhouse gas emissions

  15. lee says:

    I like the Sand Play set, it’d provide hours of fun at the beach!

  16. Sheri says:

    I think the Tea Set it cute.

  17. Helen says:

    I adore the tool set.

  18. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the Indoor Gardening Kit!

  19. Janet says:

    The Indoor Gardening set:)ty 4 the awesome giveaway and 4 the entry:)

  20. Lily Kwan says:

    I love the water art boards from your guide!

  21. Gianna says:

    I love the Cookware & Dining Set :)

  22. Jamie Burnett says:

    I got my daughter the sand castle, shovel & pail set for the beach because she was so active I was afraid of getting her a metal set, thinking she might actually bonk some other poor child on the head with the heavy pail by accident causing serious injury or poke out an eye with the shovel thinking she was helping, then try to kiss it and make it all better. This was a great solution to other plastic toys becuase I really wanted to stay away from toys that were laden with PVC’s, BPA and a load of other toxic chemicals. It also made me feel great to know I was lending a hand to the enviroment!

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