Savvy eco-conscious Chicago families may shy away from using plastic sand and water toys that can litter the Earth and take hundreds of years to break down. Even buckets, shovels, and sand molds made from recycled plastic may not completely soothe the consciences of green families, because although the plastic has been put to a new use, it is still ultimately going to pollute the environment.
Stylish new Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys, however, offer parents and kids a great eco-friendly alternative to conventional plastic seaside playthings. Made from Mirel bioplastic, they break down in only two to three years if left submerged in soil or water. Better yet, they are artfully designed, visually appealing, and offer great play value for the cost and size.
About Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys
The Mirel bioplastic from which these eco-friendly beach toys are made is a corn sugar that is BPA-free, phthalate-free, PVC-free, and uses no petroleum. If boys and girls accidentally leave any of these playthings behind at the beach or lake, the toys will be eaten by microbes and biodegrade in fresh water, salt water, compost, or soil in just two to three years. Supporting our country’s economy, they are made in the USA in Meadville, Pennsylvania.
Better yet, these turquoise and lime-colored sand and water toys are not just eco-friendly, but also well-designed. The complete set comes with a square bucket with handles molded into two of its sides, a square lid that doubles as a sifter, two small cups that double as cylindrical sand molds, and a sturdy shovel for scooping. All of these pieces are sized for toddler hands and fit inside the bucket and lid for easy storage and transport.
Zoë b Biodegradable Beach Toys review
This set of green beach toys offers many play opportunities for young boys and girls. Kids can pack sand into the main bucket and the two cups to sculpt castles and cities. They can enjoy pouring and scooping water and sand with the shovel, cups, and bucket. They can sift sand through the holes of the square lid.
One cute touch is that the lid also doubles as an educational toy. The shapes molded into it (square, star, triangle, and circle) are each punched with holes that are that same shape, teaching these shapes to toddlers and preschoolers while they are busy with play.
Parents will love how little space this toy takes up when not in use or when being packed in a tote bag for a day at the beach or the lake. It can also be used year-round as a bath toy, in the mud, or in snow during the winter months. The bucket and lid alone can even be used in a playroom as a storage container for small art supplies or tiny toys.
Overall, this green sand and water toy is a great addition to any eco-conscious family’s collection of beach toys. This fun, functional, and eco-friendly outdoor toy will provide children with many summers full of creative play and not ruin the planet if accidentally left outside.
We were sent our set for review, but Chicago families can find it for sale at the Zoë b website where it retails for $19.99.
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