Jessica Loves: Green Toys

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Salad, anyone? How could you not love this adorable, realistic toy set? And the best part is: you can feel good about having your kids play with it for so many reasons.

I cringe at the amount of plastic that’s produced for toys and then just gets tossed after a few uses. This is why I absolutely love Green Toys. Not only do they offer a great selection of classic toys for children of all ages, all of their products are made of 100% recycled materials.

I have personally met the founders and feel so good that they use their company to be part of the solution instead of adding to the problem. And their eco-friendly philosophy runs through everything they do.

All of their toys are 100% made in the USA from recycled milk containers—the same jugs that you and your family probably drink from every day. They’re made from high-density polyethylene (or HDPE), which is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around, with no BPA, phthalates, or PVC.

For your child’s first 6 or 7 years of life, her hands —and mouth in those early stages!—will be in contact with a lot of toys. So I’ve always valued the importance of playthings that adhere to the strictest safety and quality standards.

And an added plus? No excess packaging. We’ve all struggled with twist ties and hard plastic films on conventional toys. Well, in comparison, Green Toys are all packaged in a 100% recyclable corrugated box printed with soy inks.

They make everything from fun and bright trucks and cars, to a sand bucket and flower pot. And I absolutely love their play food like the pizza kit and of course this 20-piece stackable salad set, pictured above, complete with serving bowl, utensils, oil & vinegar, cucumbers, tomatoes, and more. Plus it’s all dishwasher safe, which is great since we know how grimy toys can get!

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Green Toys Dump Truck, $27.99
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Green Toys Salad Set, $19.99

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