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These 6 Eco-Friendly Toys Are What You And The Planet Need

Reduce your impact, but not your fun.

Maria Bailey · 2 months ago

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There’s no better feeling than seeing a kid’s reaction to receiving a shiny new toy — unless, of course, that toy is eco-friendly, then that feeling is multiplied!

Now there are more environmentally friendly toys on the market than ever before made from organic, renewable, and sustainable materials, making it easier for consumers to make greener choices.

So the next time you're search of a new toy, consider these environmentally safe options that will be a sure hit not just with the fam, but Mother Nature too:

1. Green Toys Recycling Truck

Green Toys

While gas-chugging and smoke-spewing are among the things that come to mind when you think of big trucks — this one is anything but ordinary. The Green Toys Recycling Truck is made of 100% recycled plastic milk containers and helps reinforce the basics of recycling, meaning you'll have a little eco-warrior on your hands in no time.

2. Tegu 14-Piece Set


Made in Honduras from eco-friendly, sustainably harvested wood, Tegu’s 14-piece Magnetic Wooden Blocks Set is not only good for the environment, it’s an incredibly satisfying build. Each beautifully crafted block has a magnet embedded inside, which makes the pieces snap together almost like magic! Aside from doing right by the environment, Tegu is also doing right by the local community in Honduras — establishing a fully independent toy factory outside of Tegucigalpa to foster a positive social impact.

3. Petit Collage Busy Bear Organic Activity Toy

Petit Collage

Just when you thought the Petit Collage Busy Bear couldn’t get any cuter, wait until you hear about how environmentally conscious the manufacturing process is! Fashioned from soft organic cotton and filled with polyester made from recycled bottles, this bear is eco-conscious down to its core. On the outside, it’s a celebration for the senses, featuring a beech wood ring perfect for teething, interesting textures, and vibrating pull-strings to explore.

4. Eco-Dough 6-Pack


Need more of an excuse to sink your hands in modeling dough? The Eco-Dough 6-Pack gives you every reason to have some fun — made using only the finest, non-toxic ingredients, such as inorganic pigments. It also has a light aroma from essential oils used to keep the dough soft and pliable during play. The set comes with six resealable tubs in red, yellow, orange, green, white, and blue that will keep you and your family entertained for hours!

5. Small Foot Wooden Toys Vegetable Garden

Small Foot

Looking to embrace sustainability and foster a green thumb? The Small Foot Vegetable Garden Playset has you covered. Featuring everything you need to role-play cultivating your very own vegetable patch, you can sow the seeds, pick veggies, and shoo away any pesky caterpillars. Each toy is made from robust, renewable wood and layered with bonded wood, which means no amount of rough and tumble play will stop this set from standing the test of time.

6. Tender Leaf Toys Rocket Construction Set

Tender Leaf

Journey to outer space while taking care of your own with the Tender Leaf Toys Rocket Construction Set. The set includes 18 pieces made from sustainable rubberwood — so you can build three brightly colored retro-rockets and rebuild rainforests in the process. For every tree that becomes a toy, another tree is planted by Tender Leaf Toys.

7. Eco-Crayon 20-Pack Crayons


If there ever were a perfect crayon, this would be it! Made from 100% pure beeswax, carnauba wax, soy wax, and natural mineral pigments, it’s not just the ingredients that make these eco-crayons so great —  it’s also their functionality. Shaped at various angles so they won’t roll away, you can say goodbye to those crayon hunts under the sofa or coffee table. This beautiful set includes 20 vibrant colors to give you the creative freedom you need to produce your masterpiece.