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Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Toy Ideas for Kids

by Dominic Scaddan 08 Jun 2023 0 Comments
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable Toy Ideas for Kids

Toys are an important part of childhood, but they can also have a significant impact on the environment. Here are some eco-friendly and sustainable toy ideas for kids:

1. Wooden toys
Wooden toys are a great eco-friendly option because they're made from a renewable resource and can last for generations. They're also often free from harmful chemicals and plastics.

2. Recycled plastic toys
If you're looking for a toy made from plastic, choose one made from recycled materials. This reduces the need for new plastic production and saves resources.

3. Second-hand toys
Buying second-hand toys is a great way to reduce waste and support the circular economy. You can often find high-quality toys in great condition for a fraction of the cost of new toys.

4. Minimal packaging
Choose toys with minimal packaging or packaging made from eco-friendly materials like recycled cardboard or biodegradable plastics. Avoid toys with excessive plastic packaging that will end up in the landfill.

5. DIY toys
Get creative and make your own toys from eco-friendly materials like cardboard, fabric scraps, and natural materials like sticks and rocks. This not only reduces waste but also encourages creativity and imagination.

6. Handcrafted toys

Non mass-produced toys offer numerous benefits. They are made with care and attention to detail, ensuring durability. Choosing these toys supports local artisans and fosters a sustainable economy. They can inspire creativity and imagination, often being unique and open-ended. Handcrafted toys tend to use natural materials, promoting a connection to nature and environmental appreciation. By opting for these toys, you provide a special and meaningful play experience while contributing to a more sustainable world.

By choosing eco-friendly and sustainable toys for kids, we can reduce waste and protect the environment for future generations. Let's make conscious choices about the products we buy to create a better future for our planet and future generations.

Click here to browse our collection of fair trade, sustainably made toys. 

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