Why we need a World Sustainable Toy Day

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!
We're excited about establishing World Sustainable Toy Day to be celebrated annually on the 3rd Friday of November (one week before Black Friday). Join us to promote sustainable toys and a more eco-friendly toy industry!


What you can do: 

Head to the latest World Sustainable Toy Day page for info and resources:
- World Sustainable Toy Day 2023: Towards a Carbon Neutral Toy Industry
- World Sustainable Toy Day 2022: Toys that Last



"IETP congratulates the team behind World Sustainable Toy Day. A day which brings the industry together to inform consumers is a wonderful idea and we hope to see this community grow over time."
- Carmel Giblin, CEO, ICTI Ethical Toy Program- Carmel Giblin, CEO, ICTI Ethical Toy Program

Logo of ICTI Ethical Toy Program
Logo of Toy Libraries Australia
Logo of Parents for Climate Action
Logo of Australian Toy Association
Logo of Jiminy Eco Toys
Logo of Women in Toys
Logo of Ethically Kate
Logo of Creative Junk
Logo of Christchurch Envirokids
Logo of Simply Organic Mag .com.au
Logo of Smarty Pants
Logo of Dr Gummer's Good Play Guide
Logo of The Re-Creators
Dr Zigs logo
Logo of Little Rebels
Logo of Where the Wooden Things are
Logo of Sonia Sánchez
Logo of Toy Novo
Logo of World Alive
Logo of Schleich
Logo of Epiphany Toys
Rainbow logo with dancing people icons
Logo of Plan Toys
Logo of Mini Monti
Envirohub Marlborough logo
Logo of Envirohub Marlborough
Biobuddi logo
Let the Children Play Toyshop logo
Elise Toy Design logo
The Tea Club logo toy shop
Smiley Handmade Toys - Japan
The Spinning Top logo
The Play Card Company
Afilii logo
Little Change Creators logo
The Toy Chest Australia logo
Gibsons logo
Timebubble Toys logo



*Changing the World Toy by Toy, Sonia Sánchez, 2021