Environmental Sustainability

The Toy Association is committed to helping members reduce their environmental impact through package reduction, as well as increased use of renewable energy sources and recycled / bio-materials in production.

We urge our members to consider the environmental impact of their products and activities while continuing to provide safe, quality merchandise that meets customer and consumer needs.

Members are encouraged to join the Environmental Sustainability Committee so that they can stay at the forefront of issues related to protecting and preserving the environment. To learn more, contact Alan Kaufman, senior vice president of technical affairs.

Information & resources

The Toy Association offers its members issue briefs and guides on environmental sustainability topics, including a sustainability best practices guide, a product/packaging materials sustainability impact matrix, and more. Visit the Issue Briefs and Guides page to learn more.

The Toy Association's Smart Packaging Initiative (SPI) Tool allows toy companies to determine the environmental impact of their packaging designs, test alternatives, and benchmark the impact of their designs against those produced by the rest of the industry. The SPI Tool is only available to members. 

The Environmental Protection Agency is the U.S. government agency that works to protect human health and the environment. Visit EPA.gov.