“Many large toy companies are trying to become more eco-friendly after decades of relying on environmentally destructive plastic in their products and packaging.
The pandemic has created an unanticipated surge in demand for toys as parents have hunkered down with children at home, and holiday toy sales are expected to be huge this year.
Finding alternatives to plastic is crucial to tackling climate change. Both the production and discarding of plastic has had devastating effects on the planet, from greenhouse gas emissions that fuel climate change to clogging waterways and accumulating in oceans.
To be sure, adopting ‘eco-friendly’ marketing is also important for companies as shoppers are increasingly conscious about how their choices affect the planet.
Here are some of the toys that will soon look and feel different as companies shift toward making products with less plastic.”
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