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  • Sustainable parties!

    If your child's birthday is coming up, here are some tips to avoid the bin-bag of waste, the sitting-room-full of (often quickly-broken) €10 gifts,...
  • das.Brett for teen and adult yoga and fitness

    If anyone at home has a das.Brett balance board, do get some time on it yourself! das.Brett is unique in being bouncy, making it a popular prop for...
  • Gift Guide: 10 most popular eco toys for each age

    To inspire your gifts, here are the 10 eco-toys that are most popular at the moment - overall, or click an age group for our age-specific top-10. C...
  • STABILO Woody: 5 Spooky Uses to Decorate for Hallowe'en

    We adore STABILO Woody solid-paint pencils because they're so versatile! Made in Germany from sustainable local wood and no plastic, they're the su...
  • Secondhand September (for KIDS!)

    Buying something pre-loved rather than new is wonderful for our planet because: It avoids the carbon emissions and the materials extraction (mini...
  • How to Start a Little Free Beach Toy Library

    How to start a little free library of beach toys with the inspiring Ciara of Tournore Little Free LibraryIn summary: Get a local community group o...
  • Refill your water bottle...just ask, anywhere with a tap!

    This time last year Tayto Park told me they were installing water fountains......so I was sad last weekend to find none. But I get that it's not ea...
  • Circular toys (not talking about their shape!)

    We'd love your help thinking about how to make toys 'circular' in Ireland. We exist to inspire a playfully sustainable world: offering 750 sustaina...
  • Not your fault (but you can help!)

    "It's really not your fault." I've had to say this to several people lately. Each was interviewing me for an article or research. As I described ou...
  • De-confusing bioplastics

    "Is this bioplastic toy truck compostable / biodegradable?" (No and you wouldn't want it to be!) I hear this question a lot. It shows how (understa...
  • We are a zero waste business...here's how

    Aim for zero It was 2014 and a friend I'd made at a yoga retreat shared a Facebook post by Trash is for Tossers - a girl in New York who produces a...
  • Earth-Kind Toys: A Simple How-To

    "I want to be more eco-friendly in my toy choices, but I don't know where to start." I hear you! It's great you want to do better. Making 90% of to...