When you think about all the toys there are in the world, this idea is great – and hopefully other companies will follow suit.  Mattel has a new program to recycle old Barbie dolls and Matchbox cars, and make them into new toys! This is only where it starts, they hope to have the program for all their used toys soon.  Mattel Playback will do the recycling and there’s no cost to consumers.

For any non-recyclable parts, Mattel will either downcycle them or convert them from trash to energy. Their goal is to be 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials for all their products and packaging by 2030!  Bravo!

If you’d like to turn in some beat-up old Barbie dolls or Matchbox cars, go here! 


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