Law & Politics

Container shortages and sky-high prices ‘could persist for several more months’, warns logistics firm

Shipping container shortages and voyage cancellations could persist for ‘several more months’, impacting the soaring freight rates further with peak sales season just around the corner and port congestions in Europe, the US, and China still ongoing. This is the latest warning to be issued by the Taiwanese branch of …

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Asmodee and Amazon file to take down Dixit tabletop game counterfeiters

Amazon and Asmodee Group have jointly filed a lawsuit against two defendants over producing counterfeit versions of the board game giant’s award-winning card game sets, Dixit: Daydreams Expansion and Dixit: Revelations Expansion. The two Brooklyn, New York-based defendants attempted to offer the counterfeit products in Amazon’s store, a violation of …

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Amazon and Google face CMA investigation into fake and misleading online reviews

Amazon and Google are to be investigated by the competition watchdog over concerns that they have not been doing enough to combat the problem of widespread fake reviews on their websites. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) will look into the issue to determine whether the two online behemoths have …

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Gibsons to donate £50,000 to UK charities including Alzheimer’s Society and Friends of the Earth

The British family-owned, independent jigsaw and games company, Gibsons, is to donate £50,000 to a string of UK and international charities as part of the firm’s wider corporate social responsibility initiatives, with money going to the Alzheimer’s Society, Friends of the Earth, and more. The donation is being made following …

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World Earth Day: Children talk plastic pollution in Zapf Creation video marking World Earth Day

Zapf Creation is marking World Earth Day – the annual event through which the world demonstrates its commitment to environmental protection – with the release of a special video reel, highlighting children’s understanding of the impact of single-use plastics on the planet. The team behind the UK’s popular Nurturing Doll …

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World Earth Day: Italian firm Mondo Toys introduces new sustainable outdoor lines

The Italian toy maker, Mondo Toys has unveiled its latest advance in the sustainable toy push with the launch of its BioBall and ReNewToys ranges, coinciding with the celebration of World Earth Day today (Thursday, April 22). In answer to the global impact of plastic pollution – and the increasing …

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Wastebuster highlights ongoing work with kids’ publishers following Waitrose’s ban on ‘pointless plastic’

The non-profit, environmental education company, Wastebuster, has re-iterated its ongoing work with children’s magazines publishers and companies to ‘build a new recycling infrastructure’ for hard to recycle plastic toys, called Recycle to Read. Following news this week that the supermarket chain, Waitrose is to put a ban on children’s magazines …

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University Games to remove single use plastic from portfolio as part of its Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet push

University Games is taking positive strides to improve their environmental impact in 2021, in its quest to be the most environmentally friendly games and puzzles company in the UK. As part of its plans, the games, puzzles and gift specialist has created a new ‘Taking Steps to Protect Our Planet’ …

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Europol’s crackdown on counterfeits seizes over €16 million worth of fake toys

Close to five million counterfeit toys have been seized by police and customs authorities worldwide in a crackdown organised by Europol over the recent festive season. Operation LUDUS, conducted with the support of OLAF and the EUIPO carried out nearly 5,000 inspections across 24 countries between October 19th 2020 and …

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Wooden toy maker Sawdust and Rainbows commits to Just One Tree partnership

The Northern Irish indoor wooden climbing frame maker, Sawdust and Rainbows, has detailed a new partnership with Just One Tree as the firm looks to strengthen its efforts towards the sustainability movement sweeping the globe. Under the new partnership, Sawdust and Rainbows will now plant a tree for every sale …

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