…Additionally, we can only keep reminding you that those toys are made of plastic. So, their manufacture requires oil, pollutes water and emits some crabon of dioxide. Alright, you might feel like a beached whale because of your distracted kids. In that case, why not buy used beach toys or wooden toys instead of buying a brand-new set?
A trick dedicated to the Saquish crew
YOUR ENVIRONMENTAL SAVINGS*When you don’t buy a brand-new beach plastic toy set, you help to save approximately:
- 422g of plastic
- 59.5 fl oz / 1.76 liters of oil (manufacturing of plastic materials and shipment)
- 25.89 gal. / 98 liters of water (oil extraction)
- 402 kW of power (manufacturing and packaging)
- 2.58lb / 1.17kg of CO2 equivalent (power production, oil extraction, and shipment)
- 276.6 ft2 / 25.7 m2 ecological footprint (virtual forest required to absorb CO2 emissions)
- 2 to 30 US dollars / 1.5 to 15 euros
…These figures do not include the quantity of water polluted by the decomposition of the toys into nanoparticles of plastic. The reference set includes 8 pieces: watering can, bucket, sieve, rake, shovel and 3 sand molds.
(*) These data are statistically estimated for personal use only. Any use for scientific, business or legal purposes is strongly discouraged.Learn more: https://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/ocean-conservation/weirdest-trash-has-been-found-beaches/?utm_content=bufferb8624&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#slide-top https://oceanconservancy.org/trash-free-seas/plastics-in-the-ocean/ https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181219115557.htm https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/food-microplastics-eating-plastic-pollution-environment-a8395556.html