Safari Ltd. – Making Sustainable Shopping Fun!
“Never think that a small group of committed people can’t change the world. In fact, it is the only thing that ever has.”
– Margaret Mead
How can you make a difference? Doing good doesn’t have to be only through grand gestures...we all have the power to make a difference. Many small acts can lead to big changes! We believe that one small way that you can help to encourage environmental change is through conscious purchasing. Some ways to be a thoughtful eco-conscious shopper include: choosing products from companies that are working to minimize their carbon footprint, use sustainable/reusable/recyclable packaging, create durable products that are built to last (creating less waste), provide environmental educational benefits, or contribute to conservation efforts.
Safari Ltd. Figurines
How can plastic animal figurines be an eco-friendly shopping choice? To start, it is important to note that not all plastic figurines are created equal. Many plastic toys contain oil-based plastics that are produced using non-renewable fossil fuels. Using such finite resources can have a harmful impact on the environment, as well as your child’s health, as they may also contain potential toxins.
What makes Safari Ltd. Figurines different? Our products are made of a non-toxic PVC plastic (NOT disposable plastic) and paints that are free of lead, phthalates and BPA. We are committed to manufacturing toys that are safe for your children. Safety of our customers is a top priority for us.
Our products use minimal packaging, and what packaging we do utilize is reusable, recyclable or biodegradable. Our hangtags are printed with vegetable based, environmentally protective ink, are recyclable, use a water-based varnishing, and do not have a UV coating.
Safari Ltd. figurines are durable so that they can be passed down to future generations. Choosing toys that are durable and made to last will help you avoid having to purchase replacements. As such, you’ll produce less waste.
Awareness and education is always the first step! When you know better, you can do better! This is where Safari’s Toys that Teach can really begin to make a difference, not just in our children’s lives, but in our world. By providing children with toys that allow them to learn the importance of nature and its conservation through the joy of play, they can begin to take steps to help save the environment. 😉
With our highly detailed and realistic figurines, we endeavor to amplify education by exposing children to animals, objects, and landmarks that they may not have access to in real life. Exposure and education often leads to increased empathy and respect for the subject (animal, person/group, or place). Expanded empathy and respect will empower our children to be conscientious global citizens and will lead to a vastly improved world.
Use our animal figurines as a playful way to introduce your child to new species. Look up information about diets, habitats, and threats to an animal’s environment, etc. Help your child fall in love with the natural world and brainstorm ways to help champion animals and other environmental issues.
Shop For a Cause
At Safari Ltd., we would love for you to join us in our efforts to support socially responsible partners. We have been thoughtfully curating a collection of third party items from like-minded companies. The companies that we feature in our Shop For a Cause collection are striving to make a positive impact on the world through eco-friendly practices, diverse representation, conservation efforts, etc. Many of these items are made with recycled materials, such as water bottles, are reusable, or donate net proceeds to conservation efforts and wildlife rehabilitation. We love to celebrate and uplift partner companies that are committed to making the world a better place for future generations. You can feel good about your purchase from this featured collection.
Continuing to Make a Difference
When your littles have outgrown an item, what you do with it can make a tremendous impact on the environment. There are many other options aside from throwing a toy away. At Safari Ltd, we humbly encourage you to choose one of the following alternatives:
- Donate your used toy to ethical charities, children in need, a school, or daycare center
- Host a toy swap with other families – a great way to start a sustainable up-cycling effort, spread eco-conscious practices to friends and neighbors, and refresh your toy selection.
- Up-cycle Safari Ltd. figurines into fun home décor – check out our Safari Ltd. YouTube channel for DIY ideas https://www.youtube.com/safariltd
- Recycle (Safari Ltd. figures are recyclable)
- Save Safari Ltd. figurines for future generations to enjoy
Safari Ltd. Eco-Conscious Blogs
In your journey to becoming an eco-conscious shopper, by making purchases more mindfully and buying items that are well made and durable, you can greatly lower your environmental impact by creating less waste.
“While it may seem small, the ripple effects of small things is extraordinary.”
– Matt Bevin
*Follow along for the final blog post for the Earth Day mini series on April 22, 2022!