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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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Keel Toys ramps up sustainability and launches eco-friendly Cuddleco toy line

Keel Toys is paving the path for sustainability in the plush aisle with revised manufacturing methods and the launch of its new brand, Cuddleco, a line of 100 per cent recyclable and sustainable soft toys. Cuddleco is a line of eco-friendly toys, manufactured and stuffed with 100 per cent recycled …

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Sustainability, connected play and diversity: Spielwarenmesse reveals its Toy Trends for 2020

It would appear that the message of the up until now, vastly underground rising of sustainability, diversity, and the importance of evolving technology within the toy industry is finding its platform for 2020, as Spielwarenmesse highlights its three key trends for toys for the year ahead. The Spielwarenmesse’s international TrendCommittee …

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LEGO is open to the idea of a toy rental scheme in search for sustainable options

LEGO is open to the potential of an officially backed LEGO rental service, the Danish toymaker has told attendees of last week’s Financial Times conference in a talk on the future of manufacturing. It’s one of many ideas that the company is currently exploring amid the demand today for companies …

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LEGO launches LEGO Replay to recycle used and old bricks and play-sets

The LEGO Group has launched its latest initiative, LEGO Replay, a pilot programme that will recycle old and used LEGO bricks by donating them to children’s non-profits in the US. The effort is a collaboration with Give Back Box, Teach For America, and Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston. The …

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Burger King takes plastic toys off the menu in significant move to address plastic waste

Burger King is scrapping plastic toys from the menu in a move to take ‘significant action’ in addressing the issue of plastic waste. The fast food chain will no longer give away plastic toys with its children’s menus, and intends to encourage customers to bring in old promotional plastic toys, …

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Gibsons pledges to eliminate all plastic packaging from its products by 2021

Gibsons has pledged to eliminate all plastic packaging by 2021. The UK independent games and puzzles specialist has placed sustainability at the core of its operations for the past few years, moving to focus more of its efforts on reducing waste through design and innovation in the sector. By the …

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LittleConcepts launches ten new lines from sustainable toy firm Plan Toys

Toy and gift distributor LittleConcepts is launching ten new children’s products from the reputable sustainable wooden toy brand PlanToys. PlanToys is recognised widely for its adoption of an eco-efficient concept in its toy-making processes, one that’s been in place since 1981. This concept has always motivated PlanToys to take advantage …

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Hasbro rolls its TerraCycle toy recycling programme out to France and Germany

Hasbro has expanded its toy and game recycling programme, in which used toys are turned into materials for play spaces, plant pots and park benches, to France and Germany with further plans to launch in Brazil later this year. The move marks an extension of its ongoing partnership with TerraCycle, …

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Eco-friendly toy kit Junko wins two European Product Design Awards

It’s been a year of steady brand building for the new eco-friendly construction toy Junko so far, and one that has just landed the indie toy firm two European Product Design Awards in the Construction Toy and Educational Toy categories. Junko’s Zoomer Kit has been handed the two prestigious awards, …

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