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I am not going to pretend that I’m perfect in this regard and that we don’t have any plastic toys but I am doing everything I can to reduce the amount of plastic we use in our house by switching to more natural and eco-friendly toys.
Toys are the biggest culprit even though I think we have fewer plastic toys than a typical home. There are plenty of fun, creative natural toys for children that aren’t made of plastic besides just wooden blocks that you could consider.
Instead, buy wooden play food instead of plastic, Green Toys (and other) 100% recycled plastic toys that are BPA, PVC, and phthalate-free, and stuffed toys made by using sustainable and fair trade practices.
Why should you try to ditch plastic from your home? The short answer is that plastic doesn’t go away or break down.
Sure, with plastic toys you could hand them down to other children, but after so many times of being handed down, they will no longer be in very good shape. This will lead to them being thrown away and left to sit in a landfill.
Metal, wood, stainless steel, fabric, and even sturdy cardboard are better choices if you’re interested in purchasing recyclable and eco-friendly toys for your kids. They are just as fun as plastic toys, if not more so!
These creative, well-made, and FUN environmentally friendly, natural toys have been kid-tested and approved. We’re sure that your children will have a blast with these toys that you can feel good about buying.
Instead of buying plastic that will sit in a landfill for many, many years, try buying toys that are more environmentally friendly. Materials such as wood, metal, fabric, and even cardboard playhouses are good alternatives.