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Green Toys

At its core, Green Toys has always been an eco-friendly toy company. The founders of the business, Laurie Hyman and Robert von Goeben (pictured below), believe that the best way to encourage environmental change is through goods people buy and use every day—and in this case, that’s children’s products. From their 100% recycled materials (mainly plastic milk cartons) to their US-based manufacturing, they are raising awareness about sustainability while delivering unquestionably safe products.

Children and how they play, what they play with and what the future holds are central to their products and the production process for these fun and classic children's favourites.

The milk cartons they use are 100% post-consumer recycled high-density polyethylene (HDPE). Some products have components made from recycled polypropylene (PP) or recycled low-density polyethylene (LDPE). By using recycled plastic, they divert material from landfills, save energy, and have a reduced carbon footprint. They also use no plastic in their (minimal) packaging and only recyclable cardboard printed with soy inks.

They estimate that for every  500g of recycled milk cartons used to create a Green Toys product saves enough energy to power 3,000 AAA batteries, a TV for 3 weeks, or a laptop computer for 1 month. Due to the nature of recycled plastic, the toys are stronger and more durable than many others and so will last longer (and can be recycled at the end of life too). 

Although there are travel miles to get the toys to us in Ireland, we feel that this is worth it due to all the other benefits of these brilliant toys. 

 

 


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Yellow submarineYellow submarine
Yellow submarine
Regular price€16,00
Yellow submarine
Regular price€16,00
Watering can/gardening setWatering can/gardening set
Watering can/gardening set
Regular price€21,00
Watering can/gardening set
Regular price€21,00
Tea SetTea Set
Tea Set
Regular price€29,50
Tea Set
Regular price€29,50
My first stacking cupsMy first stacking cups
My first stacking cups
Regular price€16,00
My first stacking cups
Regular price€16,00
Tractor & trailerTractor & trailer
Tractor & trailer
Regular price€24,95
Tractor & trailer
Regular price€24,95
Car carrierCar carrier
Car carrier
Regular price€29,95
Car carrier
Regular price€29,95
Dish setDish set
Dish set
Regular price€29,95
Dish set
Regular price€29,95
Fire truckFire truck
Fire truck
Regular price€29,95
Fire truck
Regular price€29,95
Dump truckDump truck
Dump truck
Regular price€29,95
Dump truck
Regular price€29,95
Race Car maker dough setRace Car maker dough set
Race Car maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
Race Car maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
Cake Maker dough setCake Maker dough set
Cake Maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
Cake Maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
Bulldozer (scooper)Bulldozer (scooper)
Bulldozer (scooper)
Regular price€24,95
Bulldozer (scooper)
Regular price€24,95
Parking garageParking garage
Parking garage
Regular price€49,00
Parking garage
Regular price€49,00
Cookware and Dining setCookware and Dining set
Cookware and Dining set
Regular price€45,00
Cookware and Dining set
Regular price€45,00
Flower maker dough setFlower maker dough set
Flower maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
Flower maker dough set
Regular price€38,00
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