Monday, April 13, 2009

In praise of green toys™

Little Brother got a set of "American-made, eco-friendly" green toys™ for his birthday. I was thrilled with the packaging. I don't usually think about how many cellophane windows, plastic twist ties, screws, strips of tape, and more are used in the standard packaging of children's toys. Little Brother's set of kiddie kitchenware was not only made from recycled plastic, the green toys™ packaging consisted entirely of cardboard and one, lone rubber band. It was wonderfully refreshing unwrapping the toys (no frustration! no hassle! everything but the rubber band goes in the recycle bin!) and led me to wonder why standard packaging is so wasteful.

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