The ocean is what connects, sustains and supports us; yet, its health is at risk. This year’s World Oceans Day theme is Revitalisation: Collective Action for the Ocean. By investing in eco-friendly toys that don’t drain or damage the ocean’s resources, we can help build a healthier planet. 

What Is World Ocean Day?

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Photo by Damon Hall

World Ocean Day is celebrated on the 8th of June every year as a way to celebrate and honour our shared ocean. We can raise awareness and instigate change to help protect our ocean as a collective team. 

Did you know that…?

  • 50% of the Earth’s oxygen comes from the ocean
  • The ocean has turned 30% more acidic in the last 200 years due to carbon emissions
  • 80% of marine pollution starts inland

How To Engage Children With World Ocean Day

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Photo by Jonathan Reynaga

Kids learn best through play and our sustainable toys are the perfect way for them to learn about the importance of the ocean.

OceanBound Tide Pool Set

Like its name suggests, our OceanBound Tide Pool water toy is super special. It is made in the USA from 100% recycled ocean-bound plastic. Ocean-bound plastic is plastic waste that has a risk of ending up in the ocean; this type of plastic is estimated to generate 80% of plastic marine litter. Even the storage bag in this bath toy set is made from 100% recycled plastic bags - what’s not to love!

Ferry Boat

Load up the Ferry Boat with the toy cars for a trip across the ocean, bath or paddling pool. Our fun ferry toy comes with two storeys, a large cargo area, a slide-out ramp and two Mini Fastbacks cars. Made from 100% recycled plastic (from milk jugs), it is suitable for sailing in any type of water and has a detachable hull for easy cleaning. 


Get ready to land on the waves! Our Green Seaplane has its very own spinning propeller and big chunky pontoons for coasting into any port. Its exclusive design means it can float and be taken into the bath or pool so it can easily take off to the skies again. Made from 100% recycled plastic, it contains zero BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings.

Sand Play Set

A super eco-friendly toy, our Sand Play Set leaves a light footprint on the Earth and in the sand! Use the bucket to collect seawater, build sandcastles and dig for buried treasure. Made from 100% recycled plastic, it has a sturdy 100% cotton rope handle for little hands to hold. Comes complete with a bucket, spade, rake and sand mould. 

Sustainable Packaging

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Photo by Noah Buscher on Unsplash

Our eco-friendly toys are lovingly packaged in sustainable packaging, too. Printed in soy ink, it is a renewable resource that biodegrades four times faster than petroleum-based inks. All packaging is free from plastic and polystyrene and is 100% recyclable.

Save The Oceans

By purchasing a Green Toys product, your little eco-warrior is helping to save the planet as they play. As all of our recycled toys are made from a single material (food-safe recycled milk jugs), it’s easier for the toys to get recycled over and over again, avoiding ocean pollution and ending up in landfill. 

June 06, 2022

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