We have enjoyed our Green Toys trucks, cars, and boat. And we have given other Green Toys as gifts before, like this Green Toys Build-A-Bouquet and Firetruck. They are well-built, durable toys that encourage a child to use their imagination. Each toy is made in the USA from 100% recycled milk jugs, with no BPA, pthalates, or PVC. I also enjoy their packaging that is easy to break down and recycle - just a cardboard box printed with soy inks.
The Green Toys Recycling Truck has three chutes on both sides where items can be put inside the truck, and then a rear door where the items can be dumped out when the bed is tilted up. The packaging of this truck includes images of plastic bottles, newspapers, and cans on the bottom that can be cut out and used in the chutes to reiterate the things a real recycling truck collects. The other great thing about this truck is that is labeled for 1 year olds and older, so it is a toy that the child can grow with and get a lot of use of over the years.
To go with the Green Toys Recycling Truck, is the book, The Adventures of a Plastic Bottle. This book is printed on recycled paper with vegetable-based inks. It follows the process of how a plastic water bottle is first made from oil, is cleaned and filled with water, bought at the store, used, put in a recycling bin, and then is shredded and made into something new. Scroll through the images below to learn more about this book. Purchasing items through these links will help support this site at no additional cost to you: