Tag Archives: eco-friendly

Green age waste ban | The Insights Family explores sustainability in the kids’ market

With greater purchasing power comes greater social responsibility… or words to that effect. Undeniable though, is the increasing demand and interest in sustainability and eco-consciousness among target audiences. Here, The Insights Family’s founder, Nick Richardson explores the issue Figures from the latest Kids Insights data shows that over half of …

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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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Mattel’s Matchbox brand aims to be 100 per cent eco-friendly with Drive Towards a Better Future campaign launch

Mattel has taken its commitment to sustainability into the die-cast vehicles space, with the launch of its Drive Toward a Better Future campaign to make all Matchbox cars, play-sets, and packaging from 100 per cent recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic. Featuring innovative electric vehicles and environments that model the real …

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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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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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Toy firms and retailers unite in calls for Government rethink over UK e-scooter laws

Outdoor toy and leisure companies and retailers are among those to have issued fresh calls for a Government rethink over the current laws on the public use of e-scooters amid the surge in popularity of the sector as an alternative mode of greener transport. Leaders in the outdoor recreation sector, …

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Environment | Build Your Own: “There’s real desire from retail and consumers to support sustainable”

Paper Engine’s Build Your Own division of eco-focused STEM crafting kits has only been on the scene one year, but it’s impact is already being felt industry-wide, having secured no fewer than four awards and celebrated a ‘hugely successful Christmas period’ last year.  ToyNews catches up with founder and origami …

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Micro launches new ECO range of children’s scooters made from recycled fishing nets

The international toy company Micro Mobility and its Micro Kickboard business has sourced materials from the maritime industry for the launch of its latest range of children’s scooters constructed from recycled fishing nets. Headquartered in Switzerland, Micro Mobility has launched several pro-environmental projects since setting up business in 1999 to …

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Keel Eco “puts us at the vanguard of change for the industry” and opens doors to the nursery market

It was 15 years ago that the toy industry veteran Steve Cox, was a part of a team that made the first efforts to launch a sustainable range of plush toys to the children’s market.  As is the risk taken by all pioneers of their time, this particular mission didn’t …

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Slime of the times: Why 2020 has been the year for Zimpli Kids to make its biggest changes

By its own admission, this time last year Zimpli Kids was a company left feeling unfulfilled. It’s an odd thing to say about a firm who at the time was sitting with some of its best sales figures to date under its hat, while it’s hard to imagine that, for …

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