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Great Gifts: Eco-Friendly Dump Truck Toy

What: Green Toys Dump Truck

Features: This award-winning, eco-designed toy truck has no metal axles and a workable dumper that encourages motor skill development.

Green Factor: Made from 100 percent recycled plastic milk containers

Bonus: Made in the USA

Find It Here: Amazon.com

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Manny & Simon Wheelie Toys

group-image-manny-and-simon.jpgWhat: Manny & Simon wooden wheelie toy

Features: These brightly colored, battery-free, wooden wheelie toys are sure to provide hours of imaginative play. A welcome addition to any toy box!

Green Factor: Made of 100% post-recycled wood residuals; painted with non-toxic, ultra low odor paint

Bonus: $6 flat-rate shipping on all ground orders!

Find It Here: Kelly Green Way

Win It: We’ve partnered with Kelly Green Way to give away a Manny & Simon wheelie toy of your choice! Click here to fill out our simple entry form. Just enter MS04 as the giveaway name and name four of the eight Manny & Simon wheelie toys up for grabs on their web site. Enter by 04/14/10. $32 value. Open to US residents only. Winner to be notified by email. Giveaway has ended.

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Sand Toys for Tikes – Green Edition

sand-thumb.jpgSandcastle-building is one of my my kids’ top 10 favorite summertime activities. But I am filled with a small twinge of guilt at the thought of buying those made-in-China plastic beach toys. Luckily, a better option is now available — the Sand Play Set by Green Toys. Made of recycled milk containers, Green Toys are made of plastic that you can actually feel good about! Green Toys, Inc. takes environmental consciousness to a whole new level. Not only are their toys made locally in California, but they also obtain the raw materials locally. By eliminating oversees or cross-country transportation costs, they are also reducing pollution. They also use recycled, non-plastic materials for their packaging and (hooray!) no twist-ties! And finally, because I know you want to know, these toys have no traceable amounts of phthalates or BPA and have no external coatings that could contain lead paint. Yep, we think we’ve found a winner here! So skip the dollar store next time you are looking for sand and beach toys and check out Green Toys instead. Your planet thanks you.

Find It Here: Green Toys

Congratulations to Rachael W., winner of a sand play set by Green Toys! 

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