Smyths Toys have started stocking this eco toy. It's their first and only bioplastic toy - which is very positive! They buy and sell in such huge quantities, they can offer it at a lower price (25% less!) than we can! So, rather than stock this at a higher price and feel we are cheating you, we instead suggest you encourage this major toy retailer to stock more bioplastic toys, by buying this one over there.
Click here or just search the Smyths Toys website for 'bioplastic'.
Why would we pass your interest to another toy retailer? We're not here to build an empire or to make money. We exist to make 'eco' the new normal for toys. Our vision is that one day, everything in Smyth's will be carbon-neutral and plastic-trash-free - then we can retire and move-on to fixing some other problem! Until then we'll continue:
- Giving eco-minded people great options for kids' toys and crafts;
- Demonstrating that a plastic-free toystore is possible, and sharing how;
- Encouraging people to demand carbon-neutral, plastic-trash-free toys from every toy retailer.
This set is actually one of our bestsellers (even at the higher-than-Smyths price), but we feel it's the right thing to do, to redirect you to them - for this item anyway :-)
About the toy: A perfect set for beach, garden, or mud kitchen!
Long-lasting without the carbon footprint - made from plants, not petroleum. Will last several childhoods of play and can then be recycled with traditional petro-plastics.
What it contains: Bioplastic bucket, spade, rake, and watering can in a cardboard box. They are durable won't dissolve in rain or seawater :-)
Feel great about where it comes from:
- Raw materials from EU? No :-( - Brazil
- Organic? TBC
- Manufactured in EU? Yes - Denmark
- What's it made from? Bio-plastic made from bagasse, the waste left after the sugar is harvested from sugarcane; fillers like Calcium Stearate (an edible salt); colourants (these are petroleum-derived and 1.0-1.5% of the material)
- What's it packaged in? Cardboard only
- Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: Cardboard only
- Plastic-free? 98.5% - the 1.5% is petroleum-derived colourants
- Vegan? Yes
- Animal-cruelty-free? Yes
- Reused upcycled or recycled? No
Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:
- Biodegradable compostable? No (but it has a tiny carbon footprint compared to petro-plastic toys)
- Reusable refillable? N/A
- Recyclable? Yes 100%
Feel great about you and your child using it:
- Great for ages: 2 years and up
- Shelf life: Indefinite
- Awards: TBC
- Safety standards met: European Toy Safety Standards (CE-marked)
- Solvent-free? Yes
- Gluten-free? Yes
- Peanut-free? Yes
- Soy-free? Yes
- Lactose-free? Yes
- Easy to wash-off clothes skin? N/A
- Improvements we're working on in this product: None, we think it's perfect! But let us know what you think!
Search terms: Dan Toy, bio plastic