As part of Blog Action Day, bloggers around the world have united to discuss topics related to the environment. This is our Blog Action Day post…
With so much attention being given, by us and other media outlets, to the health risks associated with recalled toys with lead paint in the hands of Children, we tend to ignore the environmental impact of these products.
What is going to happen to all of these millions of toys that have been recalled? How are they being disposed of? What did you do with yours? Are they going into the kitchen trash to sit in a landfill and poison the nearby water sources? Are they being sent back to the manufacturers and – if so – what are THEY doing with them?
So here is an open question to the likes of Fisher-Price, Mattel, Disney, Toys R Us, KB Toys, Dollar General, Target, Reebok, and all of the other hundreds of parties involved: How are the recalled toys being disposed of? What measures are YOU taking to ensure that these millions of lead-contaminated toys don’t just end up in landfills that are not equipped to handle toxic materials?