A San Francisco based company has created a line of toys made completely from recycled curbside collected plastic milk jugs. The jugs are reprocessed into “super clean fresh plastic” called high-density polyethylene (HDPE) which is considered “one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.” Not only are the actual toys environmentally friendly, but so is the production process and the packaging. Specifically, they are produced 100% in California from the recycling of the milk cartons to final assembly. The toys are packaged in 100% recyclable corrugated boxes with as little packaging material as possible. There are no plastics cellophane or twist ties. Green toys pass various toy tests, including a test conducted by a nationally recognized third party lab which verifies that the toys “contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.”
Green Toys currently offers a Tea Set, a Cookware and Dining Set, a Sand Play Set and an Indoor Gardening Kit. The toys are very high quality which combined with the fact they are completely environmentally friendly make them worth the slightly higher price tag. They are available at retailers nationwide. Visit their website for more info.