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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.
WIN IT: Green Toys is offering one Mamanista reader the opportunity to win a Recycling Truck (ARV $25).
- Visit Green Toys and leave us a comment telling us your favorite recycled toy from Green Toys (besides the Recycling Truck) or your favorite reason Green Toys are good for the environment.
For additional entries, please do any of the following and leave a separate comment for each:
- Follow @Mamanista on Twitter and tweet the link to this contest and your favorite thing about Green Toys (put your status URL in the comments)
- Tell us your favorite item from Mamanista’s Earth Day Guide (and check out our other Earth Day Contests)
- Write a post on your blog where you discuss Earth Day and link back to Mamanista’s Earth Day Guide (leave the link in a separate comment)
Contest ends 11:59 PM EST, May 4. Shipping to U.S. Only. Winner chosen with Random.org. We never share your e-mail address.