Wednesday, March 16, 2011

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Green Toys are made in the USA using recycled milk jugs!  When I first started reading about Green Toys, I was very impressed by their products and how environmentally concious they were!  I'm excited to share this review with you!  If you are ever looking for a fun, green toy - look no further than Green Toys!

About Green Toys
Starting with recycled milk jugs: 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.

Every step of the Green Toys process happens in California.  California is known for their strict toy safety and environmental laws.  Green Toys are made 100% in the USA, even the raw materials are local.  Green Toys even strives to keep their toy packaging as Earth-friendly as possible by using a minimal amount of recycled corrugated boxes and no cellophane or twist-ties.

Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint (taken from their website HERE).

My Review
I was sent this awesome dump truck for my review.  Yes, I do have a daughter, but she LOVES trucks and trains like any other kid!  To be honest, sometimes I get tired of all the girly stuff!  The dump truck arrived and was much bigger than I imagined!  It is a good size for a toddler to push around and enjoy.  My nephew finds this truck every time he visits my house.  Sydney likes to fill the truck with necklaces, and my nephew fills it with blocks usually.  This is a VERY sturdy toy truck (my nephew has sat in it several times even though I've tried to explain to him that he doesn't quite fit haha).  It sells for about $24.99, which is comparable to similar toys I've seen in Target, and this one is environmentally friendly - with no worries of BPA or lead paint!  This has been a huge hit with the little ones in my family. 

Here are pictures of two of my favorite toys from Green Toys.  They also have dish sets for kids and many other items that you should check out!

**I was provided a Green Toys toy dump truck in exchange for my honest review.  No other compensation was given.**
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