February 13, 2008, According to the EPA, if consumers bought more recycled environmentally-friendly products, not only would they help to make the recycling process a success, they would also put pressure on manufacturers to produce high-quality recycled products. Toy manufacturers are often among the worst offenders when it comes to excess packaging and plastic toys but now a UK company has developed a range of children’s toys which are not only made of recycled material but are also themselves recyclable.

Paperpod’s environmentally friendly children’s furniture and toys are made from recycled corrugated cardboard. The products are designed to be dismantled so they can be folded flat for easy storage and transportation. They are light (less than 6 kgs or approx 13 pounds) and are easily assembled in a short period of time. Designed to encourage role-play and imaginative games, they can be decorated with paint, fabric or crayons which is sure to appeal to the creative child or parent and the flat packs they arrive in can be used for future storage.

The range includes children’s play-houses which considering their weight are remarkably strong and practical. The Toy Fort will delight youngsters with a toy soldier collection, they’ll be able to play all day and when it’s time for bed the fort can be stored neatly away.

The Play House allows for easy access and it is ready to be decorated inside and out. Other options include a den, dolls house, teepee and rocket and there’s also a toddler’s chair. The environmentally friendly Play House will set you back GBP 30 (approx. US $60 at time of publication).

See Paperpod for more details.

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