Tag Archives: recycling

Mattel takes the PlayBack message into UK schools

Mattel this week launches a nationwide resource designed with educators to engage primary schools and KS2 pupils in learning about sustainability, and introducing Mattel PlayBack to children for the first time. Running throughout 2022 in 700 Schools with over 150,000 pupils, the engaging resource has been designed encompassing PSHE and …

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Spin Master extends its Recycling Program to include all of its toy packaging in the U.S.

Spin Master has announced the expansion of its Spin Master Recycling Program to include all Spin Master toy packaging in the United States. Originally launched in April 2021 with international recycling leader TerraCycle, the program allows for the company’s toys and games to be recycled. “Parents tell us that toys …

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TV fame for Planet JUNKO’s Pete Rope

As part of the company mission to get kids being creative and upcycling, too, Planet JUNKO inventor Pete Rope appeared on Steph’s Packed Lunch this Tuesday (5th April). He shared some really accessible junk modelling ideas using everyday items to inspire kids, while Steph McGovern and John Waite got in …

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Christmas needn’t be rubbish with a JUNKO Zoomer! Kit

Christmas can be wonderful, but it’s also a time of huge waste and excess. Almost two-thirds of the UK’s best-selling branded groceries come in packaging that is not fully recyclable. Four-in-ten products have no labelling to show if they can be recycled.  We’ll buy enough card packaging to cover Big Ben …

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Nearly 1 billion boxes from online shopping to enter British homes this Christmas

Leading sustainable packaging provider DS Smith estimates that as seasonal shoppers continue to turn to the internet for their gifts, consumers will have more packaging in their homes than they can recycle. The data showed that last Christmas, Brits who shopped online bought an average of 20 gifts. With the …

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Dantoy launches Take Back toy recycling scheme in its latest sustainability push

The Danish toy maker, Dantoy has launched its latest initiative for improved sustainability measures within the toy space, partnering with Randers Municipality to launch its own toy take back scheme to reduce plastic waste heading to landfill. Under the partnership, Dantoy will implement an initiative in which end of life …

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80% of global toy market ‘still not answering the call for better sustainability,’ says new whitepaper

Despite the increase in awareness and consumer demand for better sustainability within the global toy industry, a startling 81 per cent of the market remains unmoved by the call to improve their commitment to the cause. A new whitepaper produced to support the industry on its quest for sustainability has …

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Mattel details its global toy take back programme Mattel PlayBack

Mattel has detailed a new toy take back programme to enable families to extend the life of their Mattels toys once they are finished playing with them, and save unwanted toys from landfill. The new programme is called Mattel PlayBack and has been designed to recover and reuse materials from …

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Brainstorm Toys teams supports primary school recycling campaign across Yorkshire

Brainstorm Toys has struck up a new partnership with the environmental consultancy Comply Direct to support a school recycling campaign taking place across seven primary schools in Yorkshire. Developed to highlight the challenges of Waste of Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE Recycling) in the UK, the two-week project will see …

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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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