Hi, I’m Miranda, and this is my husband James and my three boys, Teddy, Jack and Finn. I created Happy Planet Toys after feeling overwhelmed by the environmental impact of the plastic that builds up in the home with toys, kitchenware and everything else when you have young children.
Please give us your elevator pitch:
Happy Planet Toys is an Australian first – we create exciting, engaging toys made from 100% recycled plastic. We manufacture in Australia using locally-sourced recycled milk bottles, reducing our carbon footprint. Our toys are a true closed-loop solution and an important contributor to the circular economy. We use more than 20,000 recycled milk bottles every year to create our toys, and because there are no additional parts or bolts, our toys can be re-recycled too. Most importantly, our products are made to the highest quality, with cute characters and fun functionality, ensuring kids LOVE to play with them.
What problem is your business solving:
Our mission is to reduce Australia’s plastic waste problem by using Australia’s kerbside recycling to create exciting and engaging toys. In doing this, we’re also showing our children how we can reduce waste, that recycling does work, and can be used to create something fun!
Tell us three unique things about your business:
"Just wanted to let you know my family were very impressed with the toys in their Christmas parcels! My daughter is a teacher and having her first baby. She is very aware of how plastic impacts our environment. We gave her & her husband two of your toys for our new grandchild on the way and they were very impressed with them! We gave our two year old granddaughter one of the bath sets and she couldn't stop looking at it, poking her finger in the box and saying fishy! 😍 Thank you for your wonderful contribution to helping save our environment 🐠🐬🐢" Kerryn
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