Eco-friendly

Mattel launches eco-friendly bio-based Mega Bloks line

“Creating a more sustainable world is important to our team, our company and our consumers, and our first construction line derived from bio-based plastics is an example of this,” said MEGA SVP Bisma Ansari.

Lilheads seeks eco-friendly partners for first run of awareness charms

Profits from the first line of lilheads will be donated to saving and protecting the Australian wildlife following the devastating fires in the region.

Burger King UK drops plastic toys from kids’ meals while McDonald’s adds ‘swapping out’ option to Happy Meals

“Work is currently underway across all of our markets to look at how we can completely move away from non bio-degradable plastic toys by 2023,” said Fernando Machado, global chief marketing officer at Burger King.

Packaging problems

Sarah Reast, director at the wooden model kit firm Timberkits, delves into the, often frustrating, world of eco-friendly packaging.

Toy and Game Design Conference to put eco-friendly design under the microscope in ‘Is Sustainable Attainable?’ session

Issues of eco-friendly design, ethical manufacturing and social sustainability will go under the microscope with Kids Industries’ Gary Pope, Ethical Toy Program’s Carmel Giblin, The Marketing Store’s Ben Poate and design consultant Erin Deighton.

“We endeavour to make each gram of plastic earn its right to exist”: Designers talk eco-friendly toys

With shoppers becoming more environmentally conscious and the industry boasting the potential to become more eco-friendly, we asked toy and game creators what the design community can do to help make the toy space greener.

JUNKO creator Pete Rope on his eco-friendly toy that turns ‘junk’ into playthings

We caught up Rope to learn more about his journey to date with JUNKO, and what’s next for his eco-friendly toy brand.

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