Every small step towards a greener lifestyle counts, so in a world where saving the planet is the ultimate quest, even our playtime adventures can be eco friendly escapades! From the toys we pick out to the games we play, every little choice adds up to big planet-saving power. In this blog, we unleash a treasure trove of eco toy alternatives that'll bring joy to playtimes and the planet. 

5 Eco Toy Alternatives To Plastic

Perhaps you’re looking to make more conscious choices when it comes to your kiddie’s toys, or maybe you’re already a seasoned eco-warrior seeking inspiration for your tot’s planet-friendly playroom. Whatever it is that has brought you here, you’re in the right place. These 5 toy swaps complement a sustainable lifestyle without compromising on fun! 

Boys playing with Green Toys' eco toys

1. Plastic Toy Plane vs OceanBound Seaplane

Buckle up and get ready for a sky-high adventure with our OceanBound Seaplane! Swap your tot’s plastic toy plane for this 100% recycled Green Toys alternative, made from rescued ocean plastics. Watch your kiddo’s imagination take flight as they explore the skies and seas with an eco friendly toy that’s sure to make waves! 

Alongside the Seaplane, our new OceanBound collection includes a Ferry Boat, Loader Truck, Dumper, and Scooper, with the OceanBound Tugboat and Submarine also coming soon! Unlike most recycled plastic toys, which are made from plastic collected from kerbside recycling bins, the plastic used to create these OceanBound toys is sourced from the coastlines of communities that lack formal recycling collection - saving it from entering and polluting our seas.

Green Toys OceanBound Seaplane 

2. Plastic Tea Set vs Green Toys Tea Set

Anyone for a green tea? This charming Pink Tea Set is a sweet way for kids to learn all about sustainability. Made from recycled plastic, the set comes with 17 play pieces including a teapot, sugar bowl, milk jug, and four cups, saucers and spoons. This is a great opportunity to open up a conversation around climate change in a relaxed and lighthearted way, as your young hosts pour themselves an imaginary brew and nibble on a plateful of pretend treats.

Girls playing with Green Toys Pink Tea Set

3. Plastic Toy Truck vs Recycle Truck

Haul away waste and turn it into treasure, just like we do! Our Recycle Truck is a kinder alternative to the plastic toy trucks that fill shop shelves. Made from 100% recycled milk bottles, the Recycle Truck is a brilliant tool for teaching kids all about the importance of recycling (while having a truckload of fun!). It has an eye-catching two-tone green design and interactive features, including a movable recycling bed and a hinged rear door that you can open and close. 

Boy playing with Green Toys Recycle Truck

4. Plastic Bucket & Spade vs Sand Play Set

Buckets and spades are typically made of poor-quality plastic often containing harmful chemicals, but we do things differently. Consciously crafted to last for generations, our recycled plastic Sand Play Set is made from premium quality materials that are safe, non-toxic, and free from nasty chemicals such as BPA, PVC and phthalates. It comes with a green bucket with a cotton rope handle, an orange spade and rake, and a blue sandcastle mould.  

 Girl playing with Green Toys Sand Play Set

5. Plastic Building Bricks vs Green Toys Block Set

Build towering skyscrapers and grand castles with our sustainable 18-piece Block Set, made from recycled milk jugs. Reengineered for improved grip and stacking action, these lightweight blocks come in a range of shapes to inspire mini architects to think up all sorts of creative structures! What’s more, our Block Set is dishwasher safe, making the post-playtime clean-up a breeze. 

Boy playing with Green Toys Blocks Set

By switching things up and replacing plastic toys with greener alternatives, we can make a positive difference in reducing our carbon footprint and nurturing a more sustainable future for generations to come. These toys go beyond the entertainment factor to serve as valuable learning resources, teaching children all about the importance of environmental conservation. So, let’s play our part in protecting the planet, one eco friendly toy at a time!

March 13, 2024

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