Tag Archives: Sustainability

Dantoy’s new Green Bean toy line will ‘push boundaries of consumer perception’ and eco toys

The Danish toy maker, Dantoy is looking to push the boundaries of both product development and consumer perception with the launch of its latest sustainable-developed toy line, Green Bean; a range of toys created directly from the waste material of the toy company’s own toy production methods. The award-winning toy …

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VTech and LeapFrog join the TerraCycle toy recycling programme

The children’s educational toy and developmental learning products specialists, Leapfrog and VTech, have become the latest toy manufacturers to join the TerraCycle initiaitive of bringing greater sustainability measures to the toy space. The newly announced recycling programme allows fans to send in select VTech and LeapFrog electronic learning devices and …

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Slime of the times: Why 2020 has been the year for Zimpli Kids to make its biggest changes

By its own admission, this time last year Zimpli Kids was a company left feeling unfulfilled. It’s an odd thing to say about a firm who at the time was sitting with some of its best sales figures to date under its hat, while it’s hard to imagine that, for …

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The sustainability of Clementoni: “We must get consumers to realise the intrinsic value of toys”

It’s a challenge that Clementoni has presented to the toy industry, and one to rise to before the ‘small window of opportunity’ disappears entirely: Get consumers to realise the intrinsic value of toys and games to society, or suffer a catastrophic loss in the fight for a sustainable future. Clementoni …

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White Paper: Climate Reality and how to start making the changes to your business – Trudi Bishop

For many years, Trudi Bishop, has been concerned about the impact that humans are having upon the planet Earth. Over the course of those years, ToyNews has been an avid and vocal supporter of those views and concerns and has made it its own determined mission to give the topic …

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Hasbro and sustainability: “Changes in the toy sector may appear tiny, but there’s a big shift in mentality in the background”

It was four weeks ago that Toy Industries of Europe named Hasbro among the Gold award winners of its inaugural Play for Change Awards, championing the company’s efforts in propelling the momentum of the sustainability movement across the toy industry with its own Toy Recycling Programme. Having launched with great …

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Allingham Games eyes UK and international distributor for award-winning The Good Life board game

Allingham Games, the independent design and publishing outfit behind the Play for Change Bronze award-winning tabletop gaming title, The Good Life, is eyeing partnerships for international distribution for the game championed for promoting the message of sustainable living and the ‘grow your own’ culture. The Good Life taps into the …

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Eco-friendly plush finds spot alongside LEGO Mario in Selfridges’ top toy picks for Christmas 2020

Keel Toys’ sustainable range of eco-friendly plush animals has found itself rubbing shoulders with the familiar Top Toys for Christmas picks such as LEGO Mario, VTech’s Kidizoom and Spin Master’s Present Pets this year, as Selfridges puts its own spin the predicted top sellers for the 202 festive season. Earlier …

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Recycled plastic plush toys Shore Buddies eye global distribution with Kids International Marketing

Shore Buddies, the first plush animal range to be made from 100 per cent recycles plastic bottles, has named Kids International Marketing as its exclusive sales partner as the Californian business looks to grow its international sales portfolio. Based in San Diego, Shore Buddies has made it its mission to …

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Pride over profit: How Wow! Stuff is leading the exciting new wave of toy innovators (and revolutionising sustainable toys)

Separated by the miles between us, yet sitting face to face Zoom-style with the Wow! Stuff CEO Richard North, sustainability within the toy industry has become the major topic of conversation.  The toy and gadget entrepreneur is deep into another one of his mantras; having us picture him on his …

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