The Gravity Vertical Motor System from Geomag Mechanics is made of recyled plastic (not 100% but almost!) and is a fantastic set for children interested in learning about gravity and the science of magnetic construction. Made in Switzerland, the elements of this motor system are so well build (as with all Geomag products) and it is a fantastic gift to encourage children's creativity, inventiveness and a hands-on approach to problem-solving. All of course while having fun building lots of exciting creation!
The set in the video is the not-recycled-plastic version but the same idea!
What it contains: 183 pieces for building a vertical motor
Feel great about where it comes from:
- Raw materials from Europe? The raw recycled plastics are bought from suppliers based in Italy and Germany. Spheres + magnetic components come from China.
- Organic? No
- Manufactured in Europe? Yes - Switzerland
- What's it made from? 90% recycled plastic
- What's it packaged in? a cardboard box and small plastic bags but all packaging is from 80% recycled materials.
- Shipping packaging from manufacturer to us: cardboard
- Plastic-free? No - but made from recycled plastic materials
- Vegan? Yes
- Free from testing on animals? Yes
- Reused upcycled or recycled? Yes
Feel great about where it goes after you've used it:
- Biodegradable / compostable? No
- Reusable / refillable? a great toy to reuse
- Recyclable? yes
Feel great about you and your child using it:
- Great for ages: 8+
- Shelf life: indefinite
- Awards: numerous international awards including the Special Prize for Sustainability Toys Awards 2021, German Innovation Award 2019, Toys for Future Award 2020 Nuremberg Toy Fair, Good Toy Guide recommended, Stem.org Authentication Early Childhood Product, Stem.org Authentication Educational Product and many more.
- Safety standards met: Yes - Geomag manufacturing complies with the most rigorous European safety standards including EU Toy Safety Standards (CE-marked) and EU REACH standards (verifying no heavy metals or other contaminants). The Geomag products are made of plastic industrial waste of traceable sources and not simply re-used plastic. This ensures a transparent process, making it 100% safe and suitable for toys.
- 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: great toy from a great company :)
Care/use instructions: Wipe with damp cloth and soapy water
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