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The Play for Change Awards are now open for entries

The inaugural Play for Change Awards, the awards event that will celebrate the best products to empower kids, champion sustainability, and encourage children’s future skills, is now open for entries. Orchestrated by toy Industries of Europe with entries judged by a panel of industry experts covering each of the fields, …

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Gibsons launches family game Rockpool to encourage ocean and beach conservation

Gibsons has launched a new environment-focused family game to encourage the message of conservation by encouraging players to collect shells and clean up rubbish from the beach before the tide comes in. Called Rockpool, the new title has been designed by Dave Wetherall of the UK independent games company, GGG …

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Opinion: International trust and how to keep our young consumers onside – Trudi Bishop

In my on-going battle against plastic waste, I have previously written that it was time for brands to be more public about the actions they’re taking to be more sustainable. Consumers aren’t looking for perfection, but they are looking for action. Action by brands leads to increased trust and loyalty. …

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Government to introduce tax on plastics in packaging in new Budget to ‘tackle scourge of plastic waste’

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak has outlined the government’s plans to increase taxes on pollution, with the introduction of a new tax on plastic packaging. From April 2022, manufacturers and importers will be charged £200 per tonne on packaging made of anything less than 30 per cent recycled …

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Zimpli Kids steps up sustainability mission with new magazine covermounts range

Zimpli Kids has developed a new line of eco-friendly covermounts in a show of solidarity with the movement voiced by audiences and publishers to make better use of sustainable materials with their children’s magazines free giveaway products. As more and more companies and parents alike move towards more eco-friendly products, …

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Opinion: Peter Jenkinson and the sustainability of play

This week’s industry opinion comes from Toyologist and industry expert, Peter Jenkinson who talks us through his observations of sustainability in the toy industry following this year’s Toy Fair season. Without doubt the biggest effect on the planet over the past couple of years has been that of the Attenborough… …

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MGA Entertainment sets company-wide sustainability objective for 2025

A new bio-degradable ball will be the focal point of MGA Entertainment’s latest sustainability push for its popular LOL Surprise, delivering on a promise made by the company’s CEO Isaac Larian back in 2019, and a subsequent move to make achieving sustainability a ‘personal mission.’ The reveal was made in …

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New York Toy Fair 2020: Headstart International readies to launch its new sustainable plush line

The Australia-based global toy company, Headstart International, is preparing to bring its newest range of sustainable plush characters, Resoftables, to New York Toy Fair later this month. Resoftables is billed as a collection of ultra-soft plush animals, each produced from 100 per cent recycled plastic bottles, ‘offering consumers an eco-friendly …

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