What if kids toys were good for the planet?

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

Thu 27 July 2017

7 mins

When toys are broken or outgrown, there's not much else to do but throw them away, right? 

When you can’t reuse and you can’t recycle, you’re throwing away toys that could take an eternity to break down in landfill. Australian households are responsible for approximatley 7 million tonnes of waste each year, but what if the toys we throw away could biodegrade naturally over a few years?

Biodegradability is a qualitythat more toy companies are turning to, and the latest to bring this lifestyle change is Eco Toy Bricks in Australia.

Philipp Enders from Eco Toy Bricks explains how this duplo-like product works, and why families across the country should be looking at environmentally concious toys.

If you'd like to find our more about the toys, head to their website and use the code KINDERLING at check out for a special discount.

Listen to more Lifestyle & Travel segments

Travelling around Australia with 4 kids in the car

Curtis De La Pierre is a stay-at-home Dad who likes to get out of his home town of Melbourne, often jumping in the car with his family and travelling long…
10 mins

How leaving the kids behind can make you a better parent

TV producer and writer Kristen Toovey went away for seven days for work, and came back refreshed and ready for anything She explains why having a real break from children…
8 mins

Dr Anna Cohen on how to separate "well" for your children

Separation can be a painful experience for everyone, but how do you do it well for your children Dr Anna Cohen is a Clinical Child Psychologist at Kids and Co,…
15 mins

How getting fit can help support children with Cerebral Palsy

In Australia a child is born with Cerebral Palsy every 15 hours This September the Cerebral Palsy Alliance is asking people to walk 10,000 steps per day to raise funds…
7 mins

Ben Tudhope and his mum Melissa on how they turned his Paralympic dream into a reality

If you’ve ever taken a small child to weekend sports, you’ll know that supporting a child’s passion can involve sacrifice. Imagine how much sacrifice is involved in getting a child…
17 mins

Jess Hay on her journey from obese mum to fitness ambassador

At the start of this year Jessica Hay was 198kg. Today she's an ambassador for the YMCA Father's Day Fun Run. Jess opens up about how the biggest obstacle we have…
10 mins