Plasto Sugar Cane I am Green Range
Plasto Toys Launches “I AM GREEN” range of sugar cane plastic toys for kids.
Plasto Toys are designed with your child’s development in mind. By being age-appropriate, these toys encourage self-belief in ability and co-ordination – important social and physical skills in all children. These toys invite and inspire children to play, and personally this is very important to me because my kids are just starting to learn to play with each other. Plasto toys are also made to last, and designed for indoor and outdoor use. Perfectly complementing our Australian love of the outdoors, they have a huge range suited to water and sand play, including buckets, scoops, sieves, trowels and wheelbarrows.
Traditionally all Plasto toys are manufactured of food contact safe plastic. There are no phthalates, BisfenolA, lead, cadmium or other hazardous chemicals in our toys. They are safe for the littlest hands.
And now there is even bigger news! The plastic in the new range of toys is a bioplastic, produced from sugarcane, which is 100% renewable raw material. This product has a positive impact on environment with carbon footprint -2.15 kg CO2 eq/kg.
Sugarcane ethanol has emerged as an important ingredient to substitute for petroleum in the production of plastic. These so-called “bioplastics” have the same physical and chemical properties as regular plastic (the most common type is known technically as PET) and maintain full recycling capabilities.
Benefits of Bioplastics
Renewable - Sugarcane polyethylene replaces 30 percent or more of the petroleum that would otherwise be used to manufacture the plastic.
Lower carbon footprint - Each metric ton of bio - polyethylene produced avoids the emission of 2 to 2.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide on a lifecycle basis.
Use of bioplastics is still developing but the Finnish company Plasto Toys has taken a huge leap forward with their “I AM GREEN” range to not only protect future generations but to also protect the current generation of little people.