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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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McDonald’s and Burger King target of petition to end plastic toy giveaways with children’s meals

Fast food chains, McDonald’s and Burger King have become the target of a petition calling for the end of plastic toy giveaways with their children’s meals, and it is gathering pace. The petition was started by two British school children who have criticised the companies for giving away toys that …

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The bottom line: Why businesses need to take the ‘sustainable’ hit now

Trudi Bishop returns to the pages of ToyNews to promote the message of sustainability within the industry, this time with a call to action for the toy makers that any hit taken in the short term will pay off in the long. The groundbreaking movement by the young environmentalist Greta …

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Toy shop selling only sustainable toys opens its doors in Hove

An independent toy retailer with the mission to only sell sustainable toys to its customers has opened its doors in Hove, marking a first of its kind in the city. Timeless Toys store owner, Susan Luxford set out on the task of going plastic free after observing the kind of …

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Preschool market is stronghold amid economic strife, says Le Toy Van

Le Toy Van is enjoying a flying start to the year in the stronghold preschool market that ‘has not yet been impacted’ by any kind of economic situation. Speaking to ToyNews, the preschool specialist has reported on items from its 2019 portfolio selling out, even before entering the country,’ and …

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Popin is bringing eco-friendly playgrounds into the home with new launch

A team of toy developers is launching a new eco-friendly indoor playground for children and families living in urban areas with limited space for toys and play. Popin has today released details of Popin Playground, an indoor playground made from recycled materials that expand into full-sized play equipment, and folds …

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“The time to make toys responsibly is now,” says Junko’s Peter Rope

“It’s time to make toys more responsibly now, not in five or ten years’ time,” is the strong message to come from Peter Rope, the brains behind the eco-friendly arts and crafts construction toy brand, Junko. With the issues around the impact of single use plastics on the world around …

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