In Science and Space: Sustainability is now an integral aspect of our daily lives. Being sustainable is no longer just profitable, in fact it is a vital business factor too. The sustainability plan is now a core part of the global business strategy, and toy manufacturers are looking to innovate sustainability approaches to meet the growing demand for products that are as environmentally friendly as possible.
Parents today are beginning to see the value of teaching children how to be environmentally conscious and are looking for ways to instill love for our planet. Introducing them to sustainable toys will surely help them learn how to take care of our planet, thus setting the map for a sustainable future.
Sustainability is about understanding and reducing the sources that go into the products we use, what happens to used packaging, and where they end up. Made from high quality plastic or wire, responsibly sourced or from recycled materials, sustainable toys and games have quickly impacted the growing toy industry.
On average, a disturbing ninety percent of a child’s toy collection is constantly and unknowingly filled with plastic toys. But if you’re a responsible parent, you should switch to eco-friendly toys that are durable and non-toxic to kids. Vic Rana, Group Chairman of Red Ridge Global Limited, talks about eco-friendly toys that can bring a lot of benefits to your child:
Wooden puzzles. Perhaps the most obvious advantage of wooden puzzles is that they are much more durable than regular cardboard puzzles. Thanks to the material – wood, each piece of the puzzle tends to be stronger and more rigid. They are not subject to wear and tear, like pieces of cardboard, which are easily damaged and peel off at the edges.
In addition, the advanced laser technology used in its production ensures that the wooden pieces of the puzzle fit together perfectly. Since wood is the best material to work with and ideal for laser cutting, these puzzles have additional levels of difficulty, such as the details on the fun whimsical shapes that bring them to life. In addition, sustainable toys that have been passed down through generations include chess made from rough, spare or broken stones or marbles, board games, board games such as carom boards, ghillie danda, cloth dolls, woven/sewn cloth balls . , tire swings on trees and bamboo bats to name a few.
“Awareness of how to make sustainable choices when investing in toys is growing. While these green toys do benefit from being recyclable and biodegradable, it’s still important for consumers to check if a product comes from a certified sustainable source or not. It is important to carefully check the ingredients or constituent materials that are labeled on toys. The Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) has mandated that all-electric and non-electric toys carry the ISI label, while toys with soles have no label. The ISI mark is not allowed for sale in the country. Therefore, when buying toys, it is important to check them for toxicity, safety and standard materials with the BIS mark for both electronic and non-electronic toys,” says Vic Rana. It is difficult to keep track of everything that happens in our child’s body in this time, but at the same time it is an exciting period due to the variety of alternatives and availability in terms of sustainability. Looking at the toy value chain, the industry definitely sees a future where toys are made from sustainable materials, use less packaging, be recyclable, and involve children in sustainable activities.