Every year on April 22, we celebrate our planet Earth and reflect on the steps we can take to keep it clean and beautiful. This Earth Day, we want to recognize companies that are doing their part to create safe, sustainable and eco-friendly products.
There’s no question that ocean plastic pollution is a growing concern. That’s why we love Shore Buddies, an innovative plush and gift line created using only recycled plastic.
To date, the company has used more than 500,000 plastic bottles to make soft, plush animals. The bottles are collected and sorted by recyclable collectors before cleaned and shredded into plastic flakes. Some of these flakes are used for the Shore Buddies’ stuffing, others get melted and turned into polyester yarn for the soft outside. And it takes just six plastic bottles to create one lovable Shore Buddy friend!
SOLAR POWERED ROVERS
No batteries required. Now, that’s an instruction we’d all love to see on a toy. It’s true with these cool little bots that harness energy from the sun into compact solar panels to power an electric motor. Offered by Thames & Kosmos, the 8-in-1 Solar Robot Kit allows young learners to experiment with solar energy and it expands their minds to think about alternative energy sources. You never know where their young STEM ideas could lead them, and us, in the future.
GREEN TOYS™ SHAPE SORTER TRUCK
From milk jugs to cool little cars and trucks … yep, that’s how Green Toys continues to transform the toy industry.
They just expanded their lineup of environmentally-sensitive products with their new Shape Sorter Truck. The truck has no screws or metal axles, and the whole set is dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Made from 100% recycled plastic with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials printed with eco-friendly inks.