On Earth Day, The Toy Insider discusses eco-friendly trends among toy brands. Several new toys are being made from recycled materials.
SEATTLE — Toys aren’t something that often comes to mind when thinking about Earth Day, but toy industry experts say that’s starting to change and more sustainably produced toys are finding their way. to the market.
Jackie Cucco, senior editor at The Toy Insider, says an increasing number of companies are launching sustainable products featuring recycled materials, recyclable packaging and even toys that teach kids about Solar powered and powered by solar energy.
Cucco joined KING 5 on Earth Day to discuss this trend.
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“Toy companies that used to use a lot of plastic packaging are becoming more mindful,” says Cucco.
Among some of the toys Cucco shares are GUND’s Sustainable Soft Friends. Each one is made from 10 recycled water bottles including thread and tags, but it’s still soft. Each plush is made with super soft, filling and sustainable recycled luxury packaging.
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According to Cucco, the other toys don’t use any plastic and aim to be all recycled materials. Cry Babies Little Changers are created without the use of any plastic materials and the Wiltopia jungle play set is made with an average of 80% sustainable materials.
Click on the video player above to see more eco-friendly toys, including a solar-powered racing car.
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