....On the EIGHT day of Christmas.. say NO to plastic toys

REDUCE: Non-plastic toys

The toy industry is a huge contributor to the waste stream because 90 per cent of toys made are of plastic, they’re virtually unrecyclable – and kids can’t get enough of them. AND let's not forget the plastic packaging.

Thankfully, there is a wide selection of non-plastic alternatives available.

Wooden toys are the obvious choice. They're classic, durable and long lasting. And go for ones that offer more open-ended play where children can think up lots of different games with them rather than being restricted to just one.

Stockists include Knock on Wood and Honeybee.

FACT: The health effects of the chemicals used in the manufacturing of plastic toys are not fully known but at least one type of common chemical, called phthalates ― which is used to soften toys ― has been linked to a number of health issues including birth defects, diabetes and cancer.

In short, plastic toys are BAD!


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