Thursday, July 16, 2009

Green Toys ( Review & Giveaway) DAY FOUR!

With the growing amount of lead recalls in our childrens toys over the last few years, I know that I have been having a hard time finding American made toys, much less Eco Friendly toys when gift giving events come around.

Now I've found out at Green Toys Inc. and I am just in love!

Not only are Green Toys made in the USA,
but check out the extensive safety testing they pass with flying colors!

  • Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
  • Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
  • California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
  • FDA regulations for food contact
  • Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
  • International standards EN71 and ISO 8124
Not only are the toys SAFE for roaming hands & mouths but the packaging is also eco friendly! No plastic inserts, twisty ties or cellophane. ALL Green Toys packaging is 100% recyclable!

How do they make such amazingly safe & earth friendly toys you ask?? I was just getting to this amazing point!

"We use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating our toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day. When you finish your milk and toss the container in the recycling bin, these milk containers are collected at your curb by a local recycling company, who then sorts them from all the other types of plastic. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. For you plastic geeks, the plastic material we use is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around. "

That's AWESOME! Your kids drink milk, recycle a jug & it comes back to them in the form of a toy!! ( Hey, that's one way to convince a child to drink milk right??) My head is spinning with all the lessons you could teach using Green Toys Inc as a starting point!

Listen to this;

"Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Our raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses. It also guarantees your toys won't get seasick before they get to your home! "

The forward thinking people over at Green Toys helped us find a great solution to a problem we had.

Andy loves to play kitchen! He just loves it, however, he doesn't want a flowery pink plastic Barbie colored tea set & lets face it. That's sort of whats available in mainstream toy stores.

Green Toys sent Andy their gender neutral Tea Set to help celebrate his third birthday!!



Check out the green & BLUE!! I love it!! Eer..Andy does.


One of my readers (USA only, sorry!) will win this tea set as well!!

Here is how to enter-

-Visit Green Toys & tell me a fact about their company/production/eco friendly workings.
In another comment..
-Tell me your favorite toy!

After you do those 2 requirements, you can get extra entries by doing the following-

-Following Me
-Follow me on Twitter
-Tweet about this giveaway ( one per day!)
-Blog about this giveaway.
-Post on your Facebook about this giveaway ( Let me know your name so I can friend you & double check!!)


85 comments:

  1. I love the cookware and dining set and learned that Way back in the pre-Green Toys era, Robert was the founder of Propellerhead Studios, a leading Silicon Valley design studio specializing in electronic toys and games. At Propellerhead Studios, he worked with many major toy companies, including Mattel, Radica and Wild Planet. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  2. I follow your blog. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  3. I follow u on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

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  4. tweeeted. amsbolda@hotmail.com

    http://twitter.com/1amypugmire/status/2670454849

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  5. I learned that their toys are made from recycled plastic milk containers.

    jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

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  6. I would love to have the cookware and dining set for my daycare kiddos to play with.

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  7. I follow you.

    jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

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  8. I follow you on twitter; lovemy2doggies

    jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

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  9. I tweeted today, July 16th

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/2671787293

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  10. Green Toys are made 100% in the USA.

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  11. The Chef set is adorable, you could really cook up a storm with that!

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  12. juliek1994@aol.comJuly 16, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA.

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  13. juliek1994@aol.comJuly 16, 2009 at 11:52 PM

    My son says he likes the indoor garden set

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  14. juliek1994@aol.comJuly 16, 2009 at 11:56 PM

    just posted on facebook too.

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  15. they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws.

    sweeps4bloggers at gmail dot com

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  16. http://twitter.com/valerie2350/status/2684089421

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  17. Green Toys reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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  18. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2688714276

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  19. All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA.

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  20. The dump truck is also a really great toy!

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  21. following on twitter amolino

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    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/2689030196

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  23. I totally love that these toys are made in California because # 1 they have strict toy regulation laws & they're close to me - I live in Washington state.

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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  24. I really like the cookware & dinning set. Great color & it looks durable!

    dropcqueen@yahoo.com

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    http://twitter.com/amolino/status/2706879542

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  26. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2724382982

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  27. I tweeted today, July 19th

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/2728658088

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  28. I tweeted

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/2739127452

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  29. Wow saves enough money to keep a lap top running for a MONTH? Pretty cool!

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  30. Recycling truck is by far the coolest toy.

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  31. Oh and posted on facebook :) Kim Clarke

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  32. "All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws." That's difficult to find these days!

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  33. DS and DD2 would love the tea party set! My mom has a set at her house that they play with all the time, but we don't have one. The other item that we NEED to get is the Chef set. DS is always helping in the kitchen, and it's usually with the utensil I need! lol

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  34. So cool that they are made in California (I love Cali) and that even the packaging is green

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  35. The cookware and dining set is so cute!! http://www.greentoys.com/cook.html

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  36. I posted it on my facebook page. Janis Rogers

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  37. my fav would be the tea set ....i think sophie would loooove it !!!!

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  38. For my extra entry, thanks Claire :)

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  39. I learned that....
    All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable.

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  40. I think my little ones would love that Cookware & Dining Set... hmmm christmas gift idea for Emily!

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  41. They're made in the good 'ol US of A!! :) Fact.

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  42. I looove this. Caleb would shit a brick for this:
    http://www.greentoys.com/sand.html

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  43. dude I read something about them being "classic toys"...

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  44. We use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating our toys.


    Rita

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  45. I follow you


    Rita

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  46. Love the teaset and the tools set. We have given up on trying to grow anything inside.

    Rita

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  47. I follow you

    Rita

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  48. I posted all on Facebook

    Rita

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  49. Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California.

    janetfaye (at) gmail.com

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  50. we have the indoor garden set...these toys are awesome! Natties b-day is coming up so I would like to enter her! I follow you on blogspot.

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  51. these toys are great we have the indoor garden set please enter us I follow you on here.

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  52. What a great site that they have. I love that they offer toys for children that are green and safe. I love the concept in how they make there stuff. My favorite thing was the gardening set that they had it is a great way to show your children how to use green products to grow the garden and not have pestisides or other chimicals in it. Thanks for sharing this site, I will be bookmarking it so that I can go back and order from them very soon.

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  53. I learned they are sold at pottery barn!
    I'd get the dumptruck for my nephew - so cute.

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  54. Somethings I learned from that site: Laurie Hyman(try growing up with that last name!) Prior to starting Green Toys, Laurie worked as a marketing executive for several online consumer-marketing companies, including most recently Ingenio, a pioneer in combining the power and ubiquity of the Internet and phone to connect buyers and sellers.


    Also, this company created American Jobs (whoo hoo!) All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws.

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  55. My favorite toy is the Tool Set.

    I follow your blog
    And your twitter

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  56. OK... Sierra said that I did it wrong...

    My favorite toy is the toolset

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  57. My favorite toy is the Tool Set.

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  58. I put this on Facebook


    Rita

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  59. I tweeted.

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/2768211040

    When is this contest over??

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  60. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2779307454

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  61. I tweeted today, July 22nd

    http://twitter.com/lovemy2doggies/status/2785592217

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  62. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2799139362

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  63. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2818813005

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  64. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2845574232

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  65. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2861851360

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  66. Twittered here: http://twitter.com/JustForMeAndYou/status/2871526352

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