We all want to do our bit to help the world when it comes to reducing plastic waste and encouraging fair-trade. We have pulled together 14 toys that are eco friendly, from recycled plastic and card, sustainable sources to fair trade work conditions all of these toys play a part in helping our planet.
Colour Chameleon, Amazon
Colour Chameleon is a fun exciting matching game from amazon. It is suitable from 3 years up. The game are made from 100% recycled materials including old shampoo bottles, old paper and discarded wrapping paper which makes this game a great eco friendly choice.
Organic Modeling Clay, Smallable
This organic modelling clay from Smallable is created using organic ingredients and natural dyes from fruits, vegetables and sugar. The plant oils will also protect little hands against dryness and strengthen the skin barrier. The clay is suitable from 3 years and comes with 5 pots all in recycled packaging.
Recycling Truck, National Trust
Teach your child all about recycling with this recycling truck from Green Toys. It’s made from recycled plastics. It is also safe as it contains no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. The recycling truck is suitable from birth.
Cubes Wooden Toy, From Babies with Love
Let your toddler learn through play with these wooden cubes from From Babies with Love. They feature numbers letter and shapes and are great for early leaning. The blocks are made from wood from sustainable sources. Every penny of profit made at From Babies with Love, goes to orphaned and abandoned children around the world.
Double-Decker Car Carrier, Amazon
With two working ramps, detachable trailer and three mini cars this Green Toys double-decker car carrier is great for encouraging motor skill development and imaginative, creative play. It’s safe and durable for playing inside or out and is made from 100% recycled plastic. There is no BPA, phthalates, PVC, or external paints or coatings. It’s recommended from 3 years up.
Large Knitted Diplodocus Soft Toy, Best Years
This very large knitted diplodocus soft toy from Best years is 36cm high x 40cm long so a huge addition to any child’s dinosaur collection. This toy is suitable from birth and would make a great new friend for any dinosaur loving child. It’s 100% acrylic which is ethically sourced. Best Years are known for being an ethical company and their ethics extend from the people who make the toys through to the people who play with them.
Dinosaur Toy Rattle, Best Years
Perfect for babies this adorable dinosaur toy rattle from Best Years is made from is made from 100% organic cotton yarn by Pebble Toys.
Pebble toys are all handmade in Bangladesh. These work opportunities in rural Bangladesh change lives for the better. They enable women to remain with their families and provide flexible working to be able to do this.
Harlequin Doll’s Bed, Cam Cam Copenhagen
Any child will love and cherish this adorable dolls’ bed from Cam Cam Copenhagen. It is suitable for a standard size doll of 36-44cm.
It’s made from responsibly forested FSC certified wood with environmentally friendly production and produced under socially responsible conditions.
Tool Belt, For First Steps
Why not let your child help you around the house with this adorable tool belt from For First Steps. It comes with a wooden hammer, a wrench, a screwdriver and a level and is suitable from 3 years and up.
Plan Toys are made ethically in Thailand from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. Some products are made from PlanWood which is created by compressing sawdust. Plan Toys also produce their own glue which is formaldehyde free and they operate carbon neutral.
Floor Puzzle, For First Steps
Made from recycled paper and printed with vegetable inks, this fantastic 24 piece floor puzzle from For First Steps is a chunky puzzle suitable for ages 3 years and up.
Dr Zigs Original Giant Bubbles, Amazon
Have hours of fun making giant bubbles with Dr Zigs’ Original Giant Bubbles Kit from Amazon. The bubble mixture is fully biodegradable, palm oil and phosphate-free and the wand and rope are made here in the UK from sustainably-sourced wood and unbleached cotton.
Green Toys Ferry Boat, Amazon
Have lots of bath time fun with this Green Toys ferry boat. It comes with two toy cars, a spacious cargo area and slide-out ramp. Made from recycled plastic it’s safe and non toxic as it contains no BPA, PVC, phthalates or external coatings. Suitable from 3 years up.
Baby Developmental Soft Toy Bear, Amazon
A perfect size for babies to hold and cuddle, this colourful soft toy bear from Amazon is a great way of engaging your little one in sensory play, while helping to develop hand-eye co-ordination.
The bear is filled with certified recycled polyester made from water-bottles, the teether ring is made from sustainably sourced beech wood and the packaging is made from recycled card and printed with soy inks.
Elou Pebbles, babipur
Made up of three avocado half shaped pieces this Elou Pebbles natural cork building set is great for developing problem-solving abilities and motor skills. Ethically made in Portugal from sustainable, native raw cork it is suitable from 2 years up. We think this product makes a great alternative to wooden blocks.
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