GIFT IDEAS: children's toys

Manufacturers have started making toys out of used plastics such as milk bottles. They are not always the cheapest but parents are generally impressed by the quality and eco credentials.

Ferry Boat with Two Toy Cars

Bath and Water Toys

Constructed entirely from recycled plastic. The open design allows children to place action figures or other toys inside. Just like a real ferry, the toy is designed to float in water. The pontoon-inspired design keeps the vessel steady and helps prevent rolling. Packaged in recycled and recyclable materials with no plastic films or twist ties and printed with soy inks. Age 3+ years. Height: 160mm, Length: 255mm, Depth: 167mm. Includes three play pieces. For more details click here

Tea Set, Blue Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic and safe to use with real food.

This product is dishwasher safe. Kids often like colourful items and this 'green tea' set certainly isn't dull. For more details click here

Seaplane (Green Wings)

Bath and Water Toys

The Green Toys seaplane is made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk jugs. Specially designed to float when taken into the bathtub or pool. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with Soy inks. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. Recommended for ages one and up. Dimensions: 9”l x 9”w x 5”h.

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Fire Truck with movable Ladders

Features a sturdy roof ladder that pivots vertically and rotates 360 degrees and two removable side ladders.

Solidly constructed from 100% recycled plastic milk containers.

Age one-plus years.

Height: 190mm, Length: 260mm, Depth: 158mm.

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Dantoy Bio-Toy Bucket and Spade 4 Piece Playset, Eco-Conscious Toys made from Sugarcane Made in Denmark, the products are created with sugarcane, a sustainable plant that reduces carbon emissions. The company says: "Our bioplastic range is made of at least 90% sugarcane, a sustainable raw material, and our bioplastic is 100% recyclable. An environmentally friendly range that has the same quality As our traditional plastic toys." For more details click here

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