Tag Archives: Sustainability

Toy Trends 2021 | Kidult market growth, music, and socially conscious play will fuel 2021 sales, says The Toy Association

The rediscovery of play, surging kidult market sales, and greater social consciousness within play and toys are tipped to be some of the biggest toy trends to drive industry sales throughout the coming year, according to the Toy Association’s latest Toy Trends Briefing. Following an historic year for the US …

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Environment | Build Your Own: “There’s real desire from retail and consumers to support sustainable”

Paper Engine’s Build Your Own division of eco-focused STEM crafting kits has only been on the scene one year, but it’s impact is already being felt industry-wide, having secured no fewer than four awards and celebrated a ‘hugely successful Christmas period’ last year.  ToyNews catches up with founder and origami …

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BioBuddi patents new ‘green’ material that ‘will propel the firm across international markets’ this year

The Dutch brand, BioBuddi has successfully patented a new range of ‘green’ toys that, it says, will propel the firm across the international markets as it promotes carbon neutral manufacturing and bio-based materials. BioBuddie had previously introduced bio-based toy blocks to the market, however, it has now developed a new …

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Are cardboard boxes this year’s toilet paper? Pandemic drives shortages in supplies UK-wide

Thanks to the ongoing surge in home deliveries driven by the pandemic and the world’s lockdown measures, cardboard boxes could very well be this year’s toilet paper. According to the Royal Mail, it is estimated that some 200 million more parcels went through the postal and courier system over the …

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The Classics | The world in Colour – Crayola’s 120 years of arts and crafts innovation

Vivid Goliath’s EMEA brand director of the Crayola division, Leon Jarmolowicz will tell you that last year, the brand – one synonymous with the arts and crafts sector had a year so good that it placed the firm ‘comfortably within the top ten suppliers in the UK and Eire.’ Not …

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The LEGO Group joins the European Commission’s Green Consumption Pledge pilot initiative

The LEGO Group has become one of the first companies to sign up to the European Commission’s new Green Consumption Pledge pilot initiative as what the firm has said is a reinforcement of its own commitment to lowering its carbon footprint. The Green Consumption Pledge was detailed at a virtual …

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Winning Moves lands Top Trumps campaign with McDonald’s Happy Meals

Winning Moves has struck up a new partnership with the fast-food restaurant, McDonald’s for a Top Trumps campaign that will bring the popular family card game to Happy Meal Boxes kicking off this month. Top Trumps packs will now be gifted in Happy Meal Boxes at McDonald’s restaurants across the …

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Homegrown | One man’s JUNKO and a transatlantic sales story

The next in a series of articles exploring and celebrating the homegrown British toy design and production scene across all stages of its development, this week, ToyNews catches up with the toy inventor, Peter Rope to learn about the international expansion of his flagship JUNKO brand – a popular attraction …

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Environment | “Toy recycling is key to educating children”: Wastebuster’s call to the industry

An underwater photographer turned campaigner, conservationist, and educator on the environmental impact of climate change and pollution on the world’s oceans, Katy Newnham is about to embark on her latest venture to help change the course of history. Last week, Wastebuster launched its Recycle to Read and Toy Take Back …

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VTech launches green electronic learning products as it aims to replace fossil-based plastics by 2030

VTech has detailed its plans to launch a variety of green electronic learning products for 2021, marking an important step in the pre-school and electronics toy specialist’s commitment to sustainability. The firm aims to replace its fossil-based plastics with sustainable alternatives by 2030. VTech’s eco-friendly products include three new vehicles …

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