Traditional plastic is made from crude oil, whilst dantoy “I’m Green” PE (bioplastic) is made from at least 90% sugarcane (ethanol). Ethanol, a form of alcohol, is extracted from sugarcane, after which it is used to make bioplastic.
The sugarcane used for dantoy bioplastics grows in plantations in the southern and central regions of Brazil, more than 2,500 km from the Amazon region. The enlargement of areas for cultivating sugarcane is managed by “Sugarcane Agroecological Zoning”, formed by Brazil’s federal government. The harvested sugarcane is conveyed by train for further processing, which is more eco-friendly than being transported by lorries.
Sugarcane can be harvested several times a year. New sugarcane plants are planted every five to seven years. The fields are harvested every six to twelve months enabling them to be classified as a sustainable raw material. Sugarcane absorbs carbon dioxide from the air, thereby minimising the greenhouse effect. For the manufacture of bioplastic, the carbon emissions accounts are positive from the budding of the plant until it is manufactured into bioplastic. For each kilo of manufactured bioplastic, 3.09 kg of carbon dioxide are removed from the atmosphere.
Dantoy’s packaging is all made from recycled cardboard. Their toys are made to last and are approved for contact with foods, microwave safe, dishwasher safe, frost-proof and contains no toxins.
Dantoy’s range of bio toys includes the bucket and spade set, pretend play dinner set which can be used for sandpits, the beach or mudk itchens. Ideal for playing it is safe, durable and toxin free. It encourages social skills, interaction and helps children to learn whilst having fun.
Dantoy believe that people should buy less, buy well. That is why their toys are only made with sustainable products. We can all be eco-friendly and by choosing brands who care will make a little difference.
The Dantoy Bio-Toy Bucket and Spade 4 piece playset costs £28.99 from Amazon
I was very lucky to be given the chance to review the amazing Dantoy bucket and spade beach set.
What comes Included in the set? Well it comes with a watering can, an extremely sturdy bucket, a strong rake and a spade.
I have brought lots and lots of buckets and spades for my two outdoorsy boys during the summer months and they just seem to break, crack or not last at all but the quality of this product is absolutely brilliant, its very strong and durable and feels smooth to touch whilst being easy to clean.
The spade and the fork just feel a lot stronger than cheaper versions for digging and scooping without bending.
The watering can, rake and spade have good size handles on so the children can grip them well and easily hold them.
What I also love about this set is the fact the company has made a product that is Eco friendly and not plastic to try and stop the overwhelming plastic problem we seem to have in the world.
Baring in mind they say this is for the beach my boys love using it in the garden and in the bath and in the mud kitchen.
One thing I particularly liked about this product was it differs from the other toys about so it will be quick and easy to find in the sandpit or on the beach without having to worry if it’s mine or someone else’s and it does look very unique!
In my eyes this set gets a huge thumbs up from me and my boys and I would definitely recommend it! ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️