oh it's so exciting when you find out that a toy company that you already love is eco-friendly! such is the case with plan toys. here at our house we love the plan city. can't get enough of the road system (which links to the brio train track system-awesome!) and the parking garage. they also have really cool dollhouses too. check out the "chalet" dollhouse at left. it's 150.00 and comes with all the furniture. it's so funky + modern! so how are they 'green' you ask? well, all the wood they use is recycled rubber tree wood from rubber trees that no longer produce latex. before plan toys came along, these trees were cut, burned and tossed. boooooo. then they use a chemical free kiln drying process to stabilize the wood. they only use water based dyed and soy based inks. plan toys only manufactures at their own facilities so they control all aspects of the manufacturing process. i totally sound like toby when he gets all excited about something... "and then...and then".
anyways, after all the china/lead scares lately, it's nice to know that i don't have to worry that our beloved parking garage will be recalled. i can't even TELL you how traumatic it was when we had to send james the train back and wait 8 weeks for a replacement one. seriously, if you are 2 1/2 and love your trains, this is the worst thing ever. potentially worse than lead infested toys. well, maybe not, but it really was a toss up there for a few days.
check out their entire line of toys at your local toy store, stellabella toys in Cambridge has a ton of plan toys or check out my favorite online toy store fat brain toys.