Plastic

Gibsons to eliminate plastic packaging by 2021

Little Gibsons jigsaw puzzles and games will no longer come with plastic wrap or a plastic bag, making them entirely recyclable.

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.

“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.

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