Looking for BPA-free and Phthalate-free toys for your toddler for the holidays? Green Toys’ products are made mostly from recycled milk containers, the rest from other recycled plastic. The milk cartons are reprocessed much cleaner plastic, so there’s no worrying when your child puts it in his or her mouth.
All toys are totally safe and made in the U.S., cutting down on the energy used in transportation. Green Toys explains, “[The toys] are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws. It’s cool to buy USA, but also think about this: transportation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses.”
Green Toys covers all of their packaging and testing bases. The boxes are made of recycled cardboard with no plastic, cellophane or twist-ties, and the packaging is minimal. So it’s easy for your little one to open without cutting their fingers, and easy to compost afterward. All Green Toys have been tested for consumer safety, FDA regulations, BPA traces, and are made without external coatings, protecting from lead paint.
Green Toys also offers safe tableware for your kids, including bowls, spoons and forks, and cups. Their Stacking Cups toy and Flatbed Truck toy have won several awards including a Today’s Parent Top Toys 2011, two Parents’ Choice Awards, an Oppenheim Award, and a MACT Award, among others.
Green Toys have a fairly broad distribution; you can find them at most toy stores, as well as online. You can browse the newest selection of their current toys on their official website: www.greentoys.com.