There’s nothing better than to see children laughing and having fun with toys that we know are 100% safe for them. This is what Robert von Goeben and Laurie Hyman had in mind when they started Green Toys in 2007. They were inspired to create innovative non-toxic toys after they visited a party store where all of products were disposable. They were so dismayed about this that they decided to find sustainable ways to create children’s toys that would bring happiness to kids and our environment. Green Toys was started from scratch in a garage, with nothing more than a plan to make safe children’s toys.
From these humble beginnings, Green Toys are now sold in over 2,000 stores across 75 countries. What’s so good about Green Toys is that all the toys start out as recycled plastic milk containers. The containers are reprocessed to so that you have super clean and safe plastic called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE) which is considered to be one of the cleanest, safest plastics around. Then the HDPE is be sent to the production line create high quality, well designed and durable toys. All manufacturing is done in California where they follow strict toy safety and environmental laws. All Green Toys also pass safety toy testing standards, including:
- Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
- Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
- California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
- FDA regulations for food contact
- Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
- International standards EN71 and ISO 8124
This is why you are guaranteed that every Green Toy product is:
- Made with 100% recyclable materials
- BPA Free
- PVC Free
- Phthalate Free
Even the packaging is eco friendly. Every toy comes in recyclable cardboard packaging, without the plastic twist ties that need to be discarded. The other bonus of this is that you can actually get Green Toys out of the packaging easily – even kids can do it!
Green Toys have won multiple awards for their bright, colourful toys that children and parents love! They’re not only eco friendly, they’re well designed and simple. They last forever, and can even go in the dishwasher when they get dirty, so they’re great for indoor and outdoor play.
The range of toys starts with baby and toddler toys, with the much loved stacking sets, shape sorters and twist teethers. There’s imaginative play toys like the ever popular tea set, and nice big chunky vehicles and tool sets for older toddlers.
Have a look at the range of Green Toys at Hello Charlie, and you’ll see why this award winning range is so popular!
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