Top Tips to Reduce Plastic
1. Toy Swap & Toy Libraries
With toy libraries, you can sometimes borrow toys from your local library or community group. Great idea for when your kids want to change things up. Also, a good way to test whether a toy has staying power before you consider purchasing it.
Online toy libraries, companies like Whirli are great for getting families involved in gifting a subscription. You choose the toys you want to hire from their site, then have unlimited playtime. When your child is ready to return the toys, they can return it in the pre-paid box and choose another.
2. Plastic Free Party Gifts
Encourage experience days as gifts rather than toys. Ditch the plastic toys in party bags and gift a book or an edible homemade gift.
3. Second Hand
Buy second-hand from charity shops and online groups.
Donate unwanted toys to charity or a school group.
4. Support Local & Sustainable
Look out for toys that are made locally, ditch the miles.
Buy toys made from sustainably sourced materials and with limited packaging.
5. Get outdoors to spark their imagination
Encourage imaginative play, craft and storytelling with found objects around the house.
Get outdoors and do a nature scavenger hunt.