8. Green the kids’ play
If you typically pack a bag full of beach toys for the kids, why not try an eco-friendly alternative this year? Recycled-content toys require far less energy to produce than those made from virgin materials, and they’re also more likely to be recyclable at end-of-life.
This BPA-free beach toy playset from Green Toys™ is made from 100 percent recycled plastic milk jugs and can be recycled with other #2 plastics. Note that some municipalities do not accept toys for recycling, no matter what the material. So, check with your local recycler to see if you need to make other arrangements for recycling your toys, or use Earth911 to find a toy recycler near you.
If you’re concerned about beach toys accidentally washing out to sea and contributing to ocean waste, opting for biodegradable beach toys is a great way to put that worry to rest. These biodegradable toys from Zoe B. Organic break down in two to three years in the ocean, compared to hundreds of years for conventional plastics.