Consumers are looking for toys they can trust
We provide you with bioplastics to ensure your toys are safe, reliable and made with integrity. Open any toy box and you will find lots and lots of plastic. From dolls to trucks, toys resembling food to bath toys, plastic is predominant in toy manufacturing. Among the many benefits, plastic is flexible, durable and colorful. However, as consumers become more conscious of the issues stemming from petroleum-based plastics, there’s a real demand for an alternative.
Consumers are open to a message of a lighter carbon footprint, and you can achieve that by manufacturing your toys — and their packaging — using biocomposite or biodegradable materials from Green Dot. Our expertise and commitment to a sustainable future allows us to offer innovative materials that perform even better than plastic made from traditional materials.
A decade of making toys more sustainable
Not only is it smart for toymakers to explore alternatives to petroleum-based plastics, they can benefit from a sustainability message that will steer consumers to make an intelligent decision.
Small children often put toys in their mouths, and some toys are even designed to help with teething. Wouldn’t it make sense that toys are free from toxic plasticizers? Green Dot makes bioplastic materials that perform as well as any other material, but are not harmful. Our Terratek Flex is a material that is perfect for soft teething products, yet it is free from phthalates, bisphenol A, lead and cadmium.
Kids grow up, and toys are designed to help advance their development through the various stages of childhood. Once a toy outlives its usefulness, it’s discarded. Landfills are full of discarded plastic. Green Dot offers plastics made from materials that are compostable and biodegradable, attributes that resonate with consumers.
Green Dot’s compostable bioplastic has been tested and is verified by NSF International to meet child product safety standards in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Green Dot bioplastics:
- Are a safe alternative
- Provide excellent fabrication performance and are compatible with traditional plastics equipment.
- Feature a lower melt temperature compared to petroleum-based elastomers to reduce energy cost and reduce cycle times
- Offer superior printability and scenting
A new-school approach to an old-school product.
Toys used to be primarily made out of wood. Green Dot makes it possible for toymakers to offer nostalgic toys with modern manufacturing methods. Experiment with this renewable material, and you will find that the only limit is your imagination.
Toys that could be made from bioplastics:
Wood-plastic composites can be formed into a durable, lightweight plastic that provides the look and tactile effects of wood.
Colors and scents
Upgrade the toy experience by adding safe, non-toxic custom colors and scents during the manufacturing process.
Don’t forget the packaging
Packaging accounts for a significant portion of plastics in the toy industry. We offer film and sheet grade compostable materials to lighten the impact for you and your customers.
Committed to better products from sustainable resources
Toymakers are creating fun, engaging toys for children using Green Dot’s safe, non-toxic materials.
Toymakers take the lead on sustainable plastics
Toymakers are exploring options for using more sustainable plastics over petroleum-based incumbents.
Eco-friendly toys up for environmental award
Green Dot and toymaker BeginAgain collaborated to create a bio-based line of eco-friendly toys licensed by John Deere.
Scented Scoops uses Terratek® Flex for safe, non-toxic toys
Green Dot partnered with toymaker BeginAgain to make fun ice cream toys using safe, non-toxic Terratek® Flex.