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Green Toys {Giveaway} – Closed

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Made in the USA Giveaway

Welcome to the Made in the USA Giveaway Hop, hosted byHappy Mothering,Easy Green Mom and Brittleby’s Corner through the Green Moms Network! We’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to bring you the chance to win prizes that are Made in the USA. After entering my giveaway, be sure to hop around and enter all of the other #USAMade giveaways listed on the linky at the bottom of this post!

Since a big blue garbage can marked with a circle of arrows showed up at my parents house sometime in Elementary school I’ve been big on recycling. As a little kid I learned that it was important to take care of the earth and do your part. While I’ve been a recycler for as long as I can remember (sometimes to a chagrin of my husband who doesn’t want to waste time cleaning out a peanut butter jar if we are essentially just going to throw away) I started caring about it so much more since Dmitri came along.

I suspect many of us get that way. We’ll do what’s right because we’re supposed to, but we don’t really think or care about the broader picture until we’ve got someone who is really going to benefit or suffer from our actions. Anyway, there is my pitch for recycling. It’s a good thing, and you should do it.

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So, after the hundreds of cans and bottles I’ve cleaned out and sent off I was very pleased to be able to see this recycled stuff come full circle (in a more interesting way that a paper box).

I’m talking about Green Toys.

Made in California, USA

Our toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Are toys and our package are all made from 100% recycled material.

What a fantastic idea for a company. They take recycled material and refashion it into toys! How fun is that and how great is that for encouraging kids to recycle?

To future slightly older Dmitri: “If you put this milk carton in the recycle instead of the garbage it can become this cool tool set!” Persuasive and awesome, right?

Green Toys has a some fun toys on their website that include play food, trucks, tools sets, play flowers, outside games and more. All of them are made out of 100% recycled material, and even the cartons holding the products are 100% recycled and recyclable. I love it! Plus all the products are from stuff that has been recycled and refashioned in the USA, saving on extra fuel emissions and what not. Bottom line, this is a fun way to save the earth.

Okay, so I was really excited to find a brand of toys that I could feel so great about promoting but I was curious about what the actual toys were like.

First they were sent in a cardboard box (recycled of course) and there were no twisty ties or plastic bits to claw my way through, also as soon as I had my toys removed I could drop all the packaging right back into the recycle.

 

The tool set itself was fun. All the pieces have a rough texture like a milk carton, but it’s clear that that is by design. The toys were solid and well made, the only one that I think could be a little more firm was the pliers, but I don’t foresee them breaking any time soon. Dmitri had a blast trying to screw the pieces into the side of the tool chest and hauling the whole thing around the house. It was the perfect size for his little hands and while the tools were solid they weren’t so heavy that I was afraid of him causing real damage by hammering things other than the provided nails. He probably spent 15 putting both the screws, nails and screw drivers in the little holes around the tool chest, and he had a great time playing with it.

So many toys are made out of plastic these days, if you’re going to have plastic toys wouldn’t you rather have plastic toys that you can feel good about? If so, then you’ve got to check out Green Toys.

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And one lucky winner will receive a Green Toys® Ferry Boat! Perfect for the tub or the pool!

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  *This giveaway is open to US entries only *The winner of this giveaway will be drawn no later than the evening of July 17th and will be emailed. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new winner will be drawn. *The product(s) in this review was provided to me free of cost for the purpose of conducting this review. All opinions expressed in this review are my own are not influenced by monetary compensation.

Now Hop Along! 🙂

Disclosure: This contest will run through July 15, 2014 at 8:59 pm PST (11:59 pm EST). The winner will be chosen the following day and announced on Dandy Giveaway. No purchase necessary. US entries only. Must be 18 years or older to win. The sponsors provided me with free samples of these products to review, and I was under no obligation to review them if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You understand that you are providing your information to this blog and not to Facebook. Please note that Happy Mothering, Easy Green Mom, Brittleby’s Corner, the Green Moms Network and the Green Your Mom event bloggers are not responsible for sponsors that do not fulfill their prizes. We have represented each sponsor with the expectation they will fulfill their prize and in a timely manner. We will contact the sponsor regarding your prize(s). The sponsors, in most cases, are shipping their items to you directly. I will make every effort to assist you obtaining your prize. If there is an issue with a sponsor, please notify the blog you won a prize from within 4-6 weeks for assistance, after that we may be unable to assist you.

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