Sep 022010
As a mother of three boys I try to teach my sons about being environmentally conscious, and when I come across toys that are made in an environmentally friendly way, I get very excited.When I discovered the Green Toys Recycle Truck, I knew it was going to be a hit with my boys, who have a strong fascination with the green recycle truck that comes around at our house every two weeks.
Sure enough the Green Toys Recycle Truck made all three boys very excited, and while it was meant for my one-year-old, he has a hard time getting to play with it, as his older brothers have announced that they wished for a recycle truck too.
Although I had seen images of the Green Toys Recycle Truck, I was still not sure of what to expect. After all – milk jugs – really?
My first impression was: FINALLY!

If you have ever wondered why you needed a screwdriver to unwrap your child’s toy, or why you have to be careful not to poke yourself with the scissors that you are trying to force through the layers of plastic surrounding your child’s new fascination – then Green Toys have the answer for you: There is no reason at all!
The Green Toys Recycle Truck comes in a very simple100% recycable cardboard box that can go right back into the recycling pile. There is no hard plastic to dig through, no screws, and no unnecessary wrapping, yet the Green Toys Recycle Truck arrived in perfect condition.

About the Green Toys Recycle Truck:
The Green Toys Recycle Truck is very sturdy, and it is hard to believe that it is made out of recycled milk jugs. It is so sturdy that it almost seems unbreakable, and there are no metal axles that can break.My boys had the Green Toys Recycle Truck go through sand, dirt, and any place imaginable and it still looks as good as new.
The Green Toys Recycle Truck has a movable recycling bed with a rear door that can open and shut to transport recyclable goods, or whatever else your little ones can come up with.
The Green Toys box comes with cut-out recyclable images, that your child can use when playing with the recycle truck.

Green Toys:

All toys from Green Toys are made from recycled milk jugs, but when looking at it you would never realize it.  and the Green Toys Recycle Truck is both a lot of fun and it shows my kids one way that the items we recycled can be transformed into something new and useful.

Toys from Green Toys are:
  • Made out of recycled milk jugs
  • BPA Free
  • Phthalates Free
  • PVC Free
  • Uses 100 % Recyclable packaging 
  • Made in the USA
Great Green Toys Facts:
Every pound of recycled plastic used to make green toys saves:
  • enough energy to run a laptop for a month.
  • enough energy to power a television for 3 weeks.
  • enough energy equal to 3000 AA batteries.
The Green Toys Recycle Truck won the Family Fun Magazine 2009 Toy of the Year Award, the 2009 Best Socially Responsible Product Award from Dr. Toy.

PhotobucketBaby’s Best First Birthday Gifts:
The Green Toys Recycle Truck has earned its spot in the Baby’s Best First Birthday Gift series for many reason. The Green Toys Recycle Truck is recommended from ages 1 and up, and it really is sturdy enough for a one year old. It is safe, environmentally friendly, and it is built with our children’s future in mind.
Buy It:
You can buy the Green Toys Recycle Truck directly from Green Toys, at or at various other online retailers and local stores. You can find the retailer list at
Green Toys Recycle Truck

Win It:

Green Toys is giving away one Green Toys Recycle Truck to one of Frugality Is Free’s readers as part of the Baby’s Best Birthday Gifts series.

Mandatory Entry: 
Visit Green Toys and come back to let me know which product other than the one already featured you would like to have, and who you would give it to.
This giveaway will end September 29th at 10 p.m. EST. 
This giveaway is open to US residents. I will chose the winner via, and the winner will be notified by e-mail. Make sure to leave your email, or have your contact available on your blogger site. The winner will have 48 hours to respond, and if there is no response another winner will be chosen. 
*I received a complimentary Recycle Truck from Green Toys for the purpose of this review and giveaway. I received no other compensation, and the opinions expressed in this review have not been influenced in any way.
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