Plastic toy collectibles are ruining the planet, so why do we still buy them?

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 1 August 2018

15 mins

Coles have recently started a collection of small products aimed at children. It’s a clever move.Children love collecting small items, and these are pretty cute. But they’re also, like many other small collectable series, creating a lot of landfill.

Laura Trotta is a home sustainability expert. She explains how parents can get around the collectable craze, and how we might be able to hold companies to account.

 For more from Laura check out her website Sustainahome.

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