Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Peapods Favorite #17: The Green Toys Recycling Truck

Peapods Favorites is our continuing series about our all-time favorite toys. Keep and an eye on Facebook and Pinterest for more favorites through the holiday season!

When we first met Green Toys co-founder Robert van Goeben in 2006 and heard about their new environmentally friendly toys, they were still in prototype mode. We immediately placed an order and waited for the first batch to arrive. We've been impressed with their quality and design ever since.
Did you know that every Green Toys Truck has an 8-track cassette player depicted on the dash board? Is true!
We think Green Toys succeed on multiple levels, First, they have great play value, with a wide age range and the durability to stand up to lots of rough play inside or out. Second, they're super-green and made in the USA. Third, they really help teach kids about the value of recycling in a positive and non-preachy way. And none of their toys does that better than their recycled Recycling Truck. What better way to teach kids about closing the waste loop?

We feature lots of toys that are made from recycled materials, but Green Toys' Recycling Truck happens to look just like the green recycling trucks that ramble up and down Twin Cities streets! It really is a brilliant toy and we're proud to feature Green Toys in our store. 

By the way, we're also thrilled with the brand new submarine, airplane, and seaplane from Green Toys. Be sure to check those out, too!

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