The Lowell Center formed the Sustainable Children’s Products Initiative in partnership with GreenBlue in 2007 to promote the sustainable design and development of children’s products.
This project engaged the toy industry supply chain and its stakeholders in a dialogue about how to improve the design and development of children’s products to make them more sustainable, with a particular focus on reducing the use of toxic chemicals.
Under current regulations the US Consumer Product Safety Commission restricts only fourteen chemicals in toys, including eight heavy metals and six phthalates.
As a long-term compass to guide product design, the stakeholder group agreed on the following definition for sustainable children’s products:
Download the report Green Toys Inc. – Striving to Make Sustainable Products