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McDonald’s to trial new recycling programme for unwanted toys

McDonald’s is to trial a recycling programme that will collect unwanted plastic toys and turn them into coffee cups and play equipment. The fast food giant will collect any plastic toys – from its own Happy Meals and those brought from other retailers – provided they fit through the 17cm …

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Zimpli Kids goes recyclable with its own eco range of products

Zimpli Kids has launched its own new Eco range of products, a line of 100 per cent recyclable children’s products featuring its popular Gelli and Slime Baff ranges. All boxes, leaflets, and bags in the Zimpli Eco range are fully recyclable. For this new range, Zimpli have moved from plastic …

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Clementoni launches 100 per cent recycled toy range for babies

The learning and play specialist, Clementoni, has launched a new line of toys made from 100 per cent recycled materials under the Baby Clementoni Play for Future brand name. The move comes as greater demands continue to be asked of toys companies and the products they develop towards meeting sustainability …

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BBC Studios and Posh Paws renew BBC Earth plush deal with eco-friendly new launches

BBC Studios and Posh Paws International have renewed their current partnership to continue to develop and distribute plush products under the BBC Earth license. The deal brokered by European Licensing Agent WildBrain CPLG, will be effective in the UK, EMEA, Australia, and New Zealand from January 2020. After the successful …

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Le Toy Van on its 25th year: “We’re not perfect but we’re making progress to being plastic free”

It’s a big year for the wooden pre-school toy specialist, Le Toy Van, who is busy making final preparation for not only 2020’s big Toy Fair season, but its own milestone celebrations, having hit its 25th anniversary this year. Over the next 12 months, the family-run business – now a …

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Mattel makes sustainability pledge: “100 per cent recycled products and packaging by 2030”

Mattel has underlined its commitment to sustainability with a statement to ensure both its products and packaging are 100 per cent recycled, recyclable, or made from bio-based plastics by 2030. As part of the commitment, Mattel will launch an environmentally sustainable version of its Fisher-Price Rock-a-Stack in the first half …

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British organic toy company ChunkiChilli to launch hand-knitted Clangers range

The British organic cotton soft toy company, ChunkiChilli has secured the rights to develop a new range of knitted toys based on the hit pre-school series, Clangers. In partnership with the independent international media group and rights owner, Coolabi Group, the new deal will mark the first time Clangers has …

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MGA to introduce biodegradable plastic and paper packaging to LOL Surprise in 2020

MGA Entertainment’s CEO, Isaac Larian, has confirmed the toymaker’s intentions to step up its efforts towards sustainability and fighting the plastic waste issue, by introducing a new biodegradable plastic to its LOL Surprise dolls by 2020. In an exclusive with CNN Business, Larian addressed the issue of plastic waste, stating …

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The Independent Toy and Gift Show champions sustainability with Wooden Toys theme for 2020

Indie retailers with a love of toys are being encouraged to “join the independent revolution” by joining the industry for the sustainability-focused Independent Toy and Gift Show taking place in April 2020. Renowned for being a ‘trade show with a difference,” the Independent Toy and Gift Show will once again …

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Devon toy shop dedicated to sustainable products named among UK’s most exciting start-ups

A Devonshire toy shop that specialises in selling only sustainable and ethical toys and gifts from around the world has been named among the UK’s most exciting start-ups. Good Things – based in Totnes in Devon – was among the finalists gathered at an event at the House of Parliament …

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