TIA Environmental and Sustainability Committee Re-Launched

Toy_Industry_Association_Inc_logoAt the Toy Industry Association‘s newly re-launched Environmental Sustainability Committee meeting, sustainable metrics and materials for eco-friendly products and packaging, the development of an industry-wide definition of sustainability, and consumer trends and engagement on environmental issues were among the topics discussed.

The committee re-launched to help monitor environmental issues that impact the toy industry. It is also in place to assist toy companies in starting eco-friendly programs internally and to increase the sustainability of their products.

A recent survey distributed by the TIA is aimed at helping prioritize specific sustainability issues. Results showed that participants want the sustainability efforts to be beneficial in the long-run while keeping up to date on consumer trends, sustainable tools and materials for packaging, and developing cross-industry collaborations on common sustainability interests.

The committee will meet again in August to continue discussing and developing plans for a more sustainable future in the toy industry.

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Emily Kamen

Emily Kamen

Emily Kamen is an editorial intern for Adventure Publishing Group and assists the editors with the leading trade magazines, The Toy Book and The Licensing Book and online at toyinsider.com and licensingbook.com. She also assists the team in managing their social media platforms. Distracted by anything shiny and, of course, glitter, you can most likely find Emily in the stock room mesmerized by the awesome toys and games. When she's not channeling her inner princess, Emily spends her time at the gym or explores this crazy city of New York. Follow her antics on Instagram @emilykamen.