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Green Fingers Start with Dantoy Bio Green Toys

The Dantoy gardening kit is perfect for budding horticulturists. Its solid and durable design lets kids discover the world of gardening and will keep them entertained for hours. Designed to help develop fine motor skills, encourage creativity and imagination

The kit contains 11 pieces: 1 watering can, 1 shovel, 1 rake, 2 gardening pots, 3 carrots, 2 signs, and 1 sheet of stickers. For ages 2+ the set is made from Bioplastic which is 90% sugar cane. Sugar cane is grown in controlled, pesticide-free plantations in central and southern Brazil. Bioplastic, made from sugar cane, is a 100% sustainable and 100% recyclable raw material.

Traditional plastic is made from crude oil, whilst dantoy 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 materials. 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 is removed from the atmosphere.

The Dantoy BioPlastic Gardening Kit costs £29 from Smallable


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