I’d like to think we’re a pretty eco family. We’re vegan, we use cloth nappies, we do our best. But one thing I think can be easy to fall down on, is toys. So many toys are made of plastic and the guilt is real. So when we were sent these amazing Eco Plush Toys, to celebrate Earth Day on 22nd April, and found out that they are made from 100% recycled material, we were really excited.
For a start, Cocomelon and Blippi are big hits in our house. I usually have a song from one show or the other buried in my brain while I’m pottering around. There are two different versions of JJ from Cocomelon – in his babygrow, or the outfit he’s wearing in the one we have. But the range also has some retro favourites like Barney and My Little Pony (Sunny & Izzy available), Peppa Pig and Teletubbies (Laa-Laa and Po available) too. There will be something your child loves!
But for us, it was really great to have a chat with Ruben about recycling. One of his favourites jobs around the house is to help Daddy sort the recycling, and we always tell him that the things we put in our green bin will get turned into something else, but it’s rare we can properly show him what one of those things is. The Eco Plush range have a little green leaf on each of them, as a little reminder of what they are made of, and Ruebn was amazed to find out that his newest tea party guests were made out of recycled plastic bottles! Even the packaging is made from sustainably sourced cardboard boxes so it was great that these could be popped straight in the recycling bin and then we could chat about what else it might be turned into.
I’m really passionate about raising the next generation of eco-warriors, who will help to protect the planet and if we can do that in a fun way, even better.
They’re around 8” tall, only £9.99 each and can be bought online or from Smyths, The Entertainer, Toymaster, Very, Amazon, Morrisons, Tesco, Asda, The Range, Hamleys, JD Williams and more! These would be a really great treat to pick up for the kids, or keep for any birthday parties they might be invited to. We love cuddly toys in our home, the more the better, and if they’re kind to the planet and teach my boys about the environment, then that’s perfect!
Which character would you choose? Let me know in the comments!