Tag Archives: Sustainability

Spielwarenmesse sponsors the European sustainable toys conference bio!Toy 2021

Spielwarenmesse is showing its support of the sustainability movement sweeping the toy industry and beyond, having signed as a major sponsor of the second annual bio!Toy Conference taking place in Germany this September. Held in Nuremberg, bio!Toy is a European event centered on the use of sustainable plastics within toy …

Read More »

Smart Toys and Games to distribute Whiz Kid Games’ Go Genius board games to the UK and Ireland

Smart Toys and Games has signed an exclusive agreement with Whiz Kid Games to launch its new Go Genius to the UK and Ireland this autumn. The new range aims to combine fun and learning through board games with a sustainable drive delivered through each game’s design. Whiz Kids Games’ …

Read More »

Zuru Toys reveals plans to make all Five Surprise products from recycled plastics

Zuru Toys has revealed plans to make its two largest global brands under the Five Surprise banner – Mini Brands and Mini Toys – 100 per cent virgin plastic free. Its latest stride in the company’s ongoing mission for better sustainability measures and a reduction of its own carbon footprint …

Read More »

Sustainability in Licensing | The Insights Family: “Kids are becoming leaders in sustainable consumption”

Children’s consumption habits are changing and a new generation of consumers are looking to become leaders in shopping sustainably, is the message to emerge from day one of two of this week’s Sustainability in Licensing Conference. An opening presentation given by The Insights Family’s chief product officer, Jonathan Watson, highlighted …

Read More »

LEGO reveals first prototype brick made from recycled plastic in ‘first step on long journey’

A prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic has become the latest advance made by the Danish toy maker in its ongoing journey towards better sustainability and its ‘ambitious goal’ of becoming 100 per cent sustainable by 2030. It’s taken a team of more than 150 engineers three years to …

Read More »

Sustainability in Licensing | Toy industry sustainability needs ‘relentless innovation’, says ZURU

Sustainability in the toy industry will not be achieved in one move, but through ‘consistent and incremental improvements’, as well as relentless innovation, is the message being promoted by the international toy maker, ZURU, ahead of the Sustainability in Licensing Conference this week. Speaking with ToyNews before the online conference …

Read More »

LEGO and ZURU to tackle sustainability topic at Sustainability in Licensing Conference 2021

Toymakers LEGO and ZURU will be among a panel of experts tackling the topic of sustainability in the licensing industry next week, alongside recycling and waste management leader RECOUP who believes the UK now has ‘the opportunity to be a world leader in plastic resource management.’ Global names in the …

Read More »

Janod teams up with WWF to launch new eco-focused toy range for animal and nature lovers

The French toy brand, Janod has embarked on a new collaboration with WWF for the launch of a new collection of toys designed to inspire and engage the next generation of animal and nature lovers. As part of the toy firm’s wider promise to help the planet, Janod is working …

Read More »

UK kids brand combining organic chocolate and sustainable puzzles grows business after funding success

The UK ethical toy and confectionery brand, PlayIn Choc, has surpassed its crowdfunding goal of £250,000 to scale up its business and bring its sustainable and organic products to wider audiences across the UK and global markets. PlayIn Choc is a genre-spanning UK start up that provides consumers not only …

Read More »

Mattel launches Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first range made from recycled plastic

Mattel has taken its latest step forwards in its mission for better sustainability across its product portfolio, with the launch of Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first fashion doll line to be made from recycled plastic. The launch is in line with the toymaker’s goal to achieve 100 per cent …

Read More »