Green Toys Mini Fastback Set Ages 1+ - 4 Pack
Green Toys Mini Fastback Set Ages 1+ is made of 100% recycled plastic and is eco-friendly. Nothing gets the green light from Planet Earth like the Mini Fastbacks from Green Toys Inc. Made in the USA from 100% recycled plastic milk containers that save energy and reduce greenhouse gasses, these four palm-sized cars are perfect for little hands ready to explore and protect their world. The red, blue, green, and yellow two-door coupes are high-design and low-emission, with a classic sloping roofline, racing stripes, and no metal axles. No BPA, phthalates, PVC or external coatings. Packaged with recycled and recyclable materials and printed with soy inks.
- Each car approximately 4" L x 2" W x 1-3/4" H
- For ages 1+
- Made in USA
- Is made form 100% recycled #2 HDPE
- Earth Friendly
Toy Safety and Testing
Green Toys products are tested by nationally recognized, independent, third-party labs (located, yes, in the USA.) They contain no traceable amounts of Phthalates or BPA. They are also designed without any external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint.
Their products pass a plethora of tests, including:
- Consumer Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA)
- Consumer Products Safety Standard Specification, ASTM F963
- California Prop. 65 restrictions on lead & cadmium
- FDA regulations for food contact
- Voluntary testing for no BPA (Bisphenol-A)
- International standards EN71 and ISO 8124
Green Toys environmental mission even extends to their packaging. They strive to minimize packaging, and all of their boxes use as little material as possible. All Green Toys products are packaged in recycled corrugated boxes with no plastics, cellophane or twist-ties, and are 100% recyclable. So, not only are they earth-friendly and ready for your recycling bin, they are really easy to open for those little fingers just itching to get at the toys!!
Start Simple: Recycled Plastic Milk Jugs
They use recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in creating their toys. Yes, the exact plastic milk jugs that you and your family drink from every day. When you finish your milk and toss the container in the recycling bin, these milk containers are collected at your curb by a local recycling company, who then sorts them from all the other types of plastic. Next, the milk containers are reprocessed into super clean fresh plastic. For you plastic geeks, the plastic material we use is called high-density polyethylene (or HDPE). This material is considered one of the safest, cleanest plastics around.
Made in California, USA:
Less Transportation, Less Energy
All Green Toys products are 100% made in the USA. To be more specific, they are produced in California, a state known for strict toy safety and environmental laws. It's cool to buy USA, but also think about this: transportation is one of the biggest contributors to greenhouse gasses. They all know driving less is good for mother nature, but did you ever think about how many miles a toy logs before it ends up in your local store?
Their toys are truly local creations. Every step in the process, from milk container recycling to toy production to final assembly, occurs in California. Our raw materials and toys aren't shipped from overseas, which saves a lot of energy and reduces greenhouse gasses. It also guarantees your toys won't get seasick before they get to your home!
About Green Toys
At Green Toys Inc., they believe the world would be a much better place if everyone said “please” and “thank you", cell phones didn’t ring during movies, and all toys were fun, safe, and made from environmentally friendly materials. Since it’s probably no use holding our breath for those first two, we’re concentrating on the toys.
Green Toys Inc. makes an awesome line of classic children’s toys constructed from recycled plastic and other environmentally friendly materials. This helps reduce fossil fuel use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improving the overall health and happiness of the planet.
Robert von Goeben - Co-Founder, Products
Way back in the pre-Green Toys era, Robert was the founder of Propellerhead Studios, a leading Silicon Valley design studio specializing in electronic toys and games. At Propellerhead Studios, he worked with many major toy companies, including Mattel, Radica and Wild Planet.
Before that, he was the founder and managing director of Starter Fluid, a seed-stage venture capital fund backed by institutional and corporate investors, including Compaq Computers and the University of Chicago. Robert’s career began in the entertainment industry where he started and managed the online division at Geffen Records.
Robert has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York.
Bonus factoids: Robert holds two U.S. Patents in the field of toys and games, and plays a mean set of drums. His all-time favorite toy is Bing Bang Boing.
Laurie Hyman - Co-Founder, Marketing
Prior to starting Green Toys, Laurie worked as a marketing executive for several online consumer-marketing companies, including most recently Ingenio, a pioneer in combining the power and ubiquity of the Internet and phone to connect buyers and sellers.
Before that, she was the first member of the marketing team at Webvan, where she managed relationships with some of the world’s largest consumer packaged good companies, including P&G, Nestle, Coca-Cola, Kraft, General Mills and Pillsbury. Laurie also served as the director of marketing at Goodcompany.com, one of the Internet’s first online social networks.
Laurie has an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BA in Business from Indiana University.
Bonus factoids: Laurie is a certified public accountant, bakes incredible brownies, and has run the Los Angeles Marathon. Her all-time favorite toy is Gnip, Gnop.
Steve Markey - Sales
Having seen a potential professional soccer career in England cut short due to a tragic lack of ability, Steve entered the toy industry over 20 years ago. He has served in a variety of senior sales roles, including Director of International Sales for Ertl Europe, International Sales Director then Director of National Accounts for OddzOn, and VP of Sales for both Wham-O and Sprig Toys.
Steve was born in Manchester, England, and is armed with a degree in French and Spanish from Leeds University.
Bonus factoids: Steve is a terrible cook but an awesome dishwasher. He has completed six triathlons but has no intention of attempting a seventh. His all-time favorite toy is Subbuteo.