Green Toys review and Giveaway

the winner is ann
On my quest for eco-friendly products I found Green Toys!

All of their toys are made here in the in the USA. The toys contain no traceable amounts of Phthaalates or BPA. They are design with no external coatings, eliminating the fear of lead paint. A few years ago and again just recently I went through all of my son’s toys and threw out a bunch of toy cars in fear of lead paint. It’s nice to know my kids can really play with a toy and it won’t harm them.

Green Toys uses recycled milk containers as the main ingredient in making their toy. That is so cool.

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.

Green Toys environmental mission even extends to their packaging. They have minimal packaging with none of those annoying plastic ties and the boxes that the toys come in is recycled paper. Then when the toy is opened, the box can be recycled again. 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!!

I received the Chef Set pictured above for Savannah. This goes great with the kitchen she got for Christmas. The quality is awesome. No flimsy toys here.
Green Toys has kindly offered one Mommy Has to Work reader a Chef Set of their own. To enter visit Greentoys,com and tell me what else you like.
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1 extra entry– Follow me through Networked Blogs.Contest ends March 15th at 9:00pm EST. Winner will chosen by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. US shipping only.I was not paid to do this review, however I did receive a free product

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. Even though I can't win (sigh…it's sad to be Canadian sometimes), there are great products at that store. Love the recycle truck!

  2. I absolutely love the blocks from Green Toys. My daughter loves to build things and stack things up.

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  3. I follow on twitter as a49erfangirl

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  4. The lego like blocks are very cool

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  6. My son would love the kitchen set! He would also love the Tugboat. I tried to buy it, but it wasn't in stock:(
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  9. The tea set is too cute!

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  13. I am a facebook fan! (Jennifer Keyes)

  14. Recycling truck and Tugboat would go perfectly with the boys' loves πŸ™‚ (They love to cook too though!)
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  15. following via google friend connect too!
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  16. and subscribed via email!

  17. I like the Tea Set
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  19. love their Ecosaucer!

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  23. I've always wanted to get the Tea Set for my girls.

  24. Tweet (entry 1)http://twitter.com/Steph2Pigs/status/9590495341

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  26. I follow this blog via google friends.

  27. My daughters would also enjoy the Dish Set.

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  31. I love that tugboat! (we already own the tea set and love it!)

  32. I'm now following you!

  33. I love the blocks. Following you on Friend connect.

  34. Monkey Mommy says:

    I love the dump truck

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  37. I like the Recycling Truck. Thanks.
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  42. I blogged about the giveaway. #1
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  43. I blogged about the giveaway. #2
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  44. I like the Blocks

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  49. For Our Family says:

    I love the tugboat!

  50. For Our Family says:

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  51. i like the tool set.
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  52. email subscriber #1.
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  54. follow google friend connect.
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  55. I love the jump rope.

  56. I really like the Tool Set.

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  57. I am an email subscriber. #1

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  58. I am an email subscriber. #1

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  60. I follow on google friend connect.

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  61. I follow on twitter.
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  62. The Ecosaucerβ„’ Flying Disc looks like fun.

  63. I like the Dish Set

  64. My daughter would love the tea set.

  65. Follow on twitter (@PandaSweetSweet)

  66. I like the tea set. My niece would love it. My son would like the dump truck.

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  67. The Tea Set is super cool!
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  68. I love the Feeder Set.It woud go with the Chef Set. THANKS.

  69. I'm an email subscriber!

  70. I'm a subcriber of your newsletter! THANKS

  71. Heather Brandt says:

    I like the dish set, too!

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  72. traci smith says:

    am a new confirmed email subscriber #1

  73. traci smith says:

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  74. traci smith says:

    follow on google friend

  75. traci smith says:

    the tugboat would be a hit at grandmas house

  76. traci smith says:

    am following you on twitter and am a fan on facebook, on twitter as tracisme123, facebook tracismith

  77. traci smith says:

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  78. traci smith says:

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  79. I own and love the Green Toys Recycled Tea Set!
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  80. I also like the Indoor Gardening Kit.
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  81. I like the dump truck! haubrishouse@yahoo.com

  82. MusicalThought says:

    I really like the dump truck and the recycling truck–I think my nephews would totally dig those!!

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  87. MusicalThought says:

    I emailed a friend about this giveaway and CC-ed you!

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  88. We've given the dump truck as a gift…I love these toys! I think my boy would like the Tug Boat… and he'd love the chef set because he could use it with the felt food I've made for him!

  89. I am a subscriber #1

  90. I am a subscriber #2

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  93. Debbie Jackson says:

    my brea would love the kditchen set and i'm sure the boys would love it too jacksond@nhr3.net

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  97. My son received the Green Toys Cookware and Dining Set at Christmas and has really enjoyed using them for both playtime and mealtime. I feel happy knowing that the plastic is not only from recycled milk containers, but also non-toxic and BPA-free. And, dishwasher safe! I think the Ecosaucer Flying Disc looks nifty!

  98. Chelsie says:

    I love their tool set! Thanks for sharing this link, I've never heard of their site before and I'm very excited to find it!

  99. Heather McDougle says:

    I love the dish set!

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  101. Jessica says:

    I like their jump ropes
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  106. Jenna Christenson says:

    I really like the tea set!
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  107. Tamara B. says:

    I also like the Indoor Gardening Kit
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  108. Tamara B. says:

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  114. Domestic Diva says:

    The dump truck is great.

  115. Kimberly says:

    I love the indoor gardening kit!!!

  116. Kimberly says:

    I follow your blog πŸ™‚

  117. the recycling truck has been a fave for a while!
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  118. CallMePretty411@yahoo.com says:

    I love the stacker! So colorful!

  119. Jessica says:

    I would love to have the indoor gardening kit…

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  120. Stephanie says:

    I like the Indoor Gardening Kit.

  121. Anonymous says:

    I like the Sand Play Set.

    Trudy
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  122. Anonymous says:

    I like the Green Toys blocks.

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  123. Jennifer says:

    I like the tea set.

  124. Huppie Mama says:

    I like the feeding utensils! (and their use of recycled milk jugs)

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  129. Anonymous says:

    As a mommy of 2 girls, I have to love the tea set!!!

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  130. Heather Brandt says:

    I love the BPA free feeding bowls!

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  131. love the cookware and dining set
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  132. Laureen says:

    I like the Indoor Gardening set. Thanks!

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  139. My son would also like the Dump Truck. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  140. I also like the Indoor Gardening Kit.

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  141. I follow your blog

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  142. Secret Life of a WAHM says:

    I love the tea set!

  143. mommy2luke2008 says:

    I love the tug boat!!
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  144. Melissa says:

    I love the sand playset!

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  145. Bombtastic Belle says:

    i like the tea set and sand playset
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  146. MusicalThought says:

    Blogged about this giveaway! (x1)

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  147. MusicalThought says:

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  148. jakiesmom says:

    my son would love their dump truck
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  149. jakiesmom says:

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  151. I like the Tea Set and the Building Blocks – What cool toys!
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  152. ReggieMann says:

    I love the tea set

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  154. Hobo Mama says:

    I love the Indoor Gardening Kit!

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  158. Hobo Mama says:

    I am a FB fan (Lauren Wayne) and follow on Twitter (@Hobo_Mama).

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  160. Huppie Mama says:

    I entered above, but thought I'd add a few more…

    I am now your fan on Facebook.

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  161. Huppie Mama says:

    I blogged about this giveaway #1

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  162. Huppie Mama says:

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  165. love the truck!

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  166. Lady V dZine says:

    Love the indoor gardening kit.
    Thanks for the chance.

  167. I think my daughter would love the tea set!

  168. MY kids would love the complete cookware and dining set and also the indoor gardening kit… weeshenanigans (At) gmail (Dot) com

  169. Tylerpants says:

    The tool set looks really fun, my son would love to have it! tylerpants(at)gmail.com

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  175. floridafamilyoffour says:

    Hi, I like the blocks and the tool set!

  176. Jennifer says:

    I really like the blocks, and my kids would too!

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  177. Jennifer says:

    I tweeted about the giveaway: http://twitter.com/fwcheap/status/10499671409

  178. Jennifer says:

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  179. My daughter would enjoy the Indoor Gardening Kit!

  180. 1 I'm an email subscriber

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  185. the tugboat
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  186. mean green mom says:

    I love the tea set. my two youngest are crazy about tea play lately.
    Thanks for the great giveaway
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  187. mean green mom says:

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  189. i like the tugboat and the indoor gardening kit

  190. i follow your blog

  191. i became a follower of mommy's reviews and more – entry 1.

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  193. I like the Indoor Gardening Kit!

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  194. I like the indoor gardening kit

  195. follow this blog

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  198. tina reynolds says:

    i really like the stacker thanks eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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  206. Ooh, the blocks are new! I like those – nice to have something for the little kids, and we've got another coming. πŸ™‚ I saw the stacker last time I was on their site, but not the blocks. We have the tea set, the chef set would go great with it for my daughter.

  207. Island Girl says:

    I also love the Tea Set.
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  214. The tool set is cool!
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