About Green Toys

Made in California, USA: Less Transportation, Less EnergyAll 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. It's cool to buy USA, but also think about this: transportation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses. We all know driving less is good for mother nature, but did you ever think about how many miles a toy logs before it ends up in your local store?  Green Toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California.  The raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses.Start Simple: Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs are the main ingredient in creating Green 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 used is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around. 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.  These products pass a plethora of tests, including: 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