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Green Toys & Earth Day Week Giveaway!

By Kristie Turck •  Published 04/20/09 •  2 min read

Last updated on August 19th, 2022 at 11:50 pm

greentoyslogo  The Green Toys company was started in California with the hopes of focusing on an alternative to plastic toys that promote recycling, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save energy, and increases the overall health and happiness of the planet. All of their toys are made from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs (HDPE), saving energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.  All their toys are BPA, Phthalate and PVC Free AND are all made in the USA without any toxic or lead risky paints. Also (and I think this might b my favorite thing:  All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.  No twisties or waste… just plop the cardboard in your regular recycling.

But are they good toys?

gt_sand_toyIn a word, YES.  If you think about traditional plastic toys, how many times have you been left with something that cracked, broke an inevitably ended up in the trash.  Especially those cheap sand toys for the beach.  We recently tried out Green Toys Sand Play Set and were wow’ed by the great quality.

Living in Florida, going to the beach is a regular occurrence for us (keeps the kids busy!) so we trekked down there with our Green Toys Sand Play Set and gave it a good beating.  My husband, unknowing of the test, was heard saying “Hand me the GOOD shovel!” referring of course to the Green Toys shovel.  These are far more sturdy than any of the cheap plastic shovels and pails we’ve had (and recycled due to cracking or breaking).  They’re really sturdy and my son now prefers these over the rest of his sand toys.   Overall,  I was thoroughly impressed.. and the eco-friendly nature of the creation process and the company make me love it more.

Green Toys has an adorable selection of toys (if I had a girl I would so be getting the Tea Set!) including Play Dishes, Jump Ropes, Frisbees, a Tool Set (I see owning this in my future – I’ll soon have 2 boys in the house) and how cool is this Recycling Truck?


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