The Toy Industry and Climate Change

What do toys have to do with climate change?

The global toy industry is the most plastic intensive in the world with a linear business model based on high consumption of disposable plastic toys. It is on track to produce 1 million tonnes of waste annually. At the same time 75% of kids are worried about their future because of climate change and the oceans are in a plastic-waste crisis.

Toys shape how kids see and interact with the world, which gives us the opportunity and responsibility to use play to help them become more climate confident. I think we can leave them a better legacy than ocean waste and toys they lose interest in after just one week!