Tag Archives: Sustainability

The LEGO Group commits to reducing carbon emissions by 37 per cent by 2032

The LEGO Group has committed to reducing its absolute carbon emissions by 37 per cent by 2032 – a target that has been approved by the Science Based Target initiative. The goal is consistent with levels required to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees, and is recognised as the most …

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The Good Retail Awards 2021 are now open for entry

The Good Retail Awards 2021 is now open for entry, encouraging retailers to celebrate their triumphs over the course of a difficult 12 months. This year’s edition of the awards will take place in virtual form and as part of Hyve’s Spring Fair @ Home in February next year. The …

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Micro launches new ECO range of children’s scooters made from recycled fishing nets

The international toy company Micro Mobility and its Micro Kickboard business has sourced materials from the maritime industry for the launch of its latest range of children’s scooters constructed from recycled fishing nets. Headquartered in Switzerland, Micro Mobility has launched several pro-environmental projects since setting up business in 1999 to …

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Hasbro finds “greater platform to influence culture and play” in eOne amid corporate social responsibility update

Hasbro has said that the acquisition of Entertainment One, the content and entertainment group – and powerhouse behind some of the pre-school sector’s biggest including Peppa Pig and PJ Masks – has given the firm a “greater platform to influence culture and play.” The statement was made by the company’s …

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JUNKO sees sell-out success on Amazon and online as demand ‘goes through the roof’ for eco-STEM range

JUNKO, the eco-conscious arts and crafts range that can turn waste into toys, has experienced a week of sell-out sales across Amazon and a surge in online orders across its own website; a direct impact, the company states, of its prime time appearance on ITV’s How to Spend it Well …

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Keel Eco “puts us at the vanguard of change for the industry” and opens doors to the nursery market

It was 15 years ago that the toy industry veteran Steve Cox, was a part of a team that made the first efforts to launch a sustainable range of plush toys to the children’s market.  As is the risk taken by all pioneers of their time, this particular mission didn’t …

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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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