Environmental Responsibility and Sustainability
Our mission at Bigjigs Toys is to deliver quality, safe, and affordable products that are responsibly sourced.
This is achieved and maintained through:
- Designing products in the UK
- Using high-quality, responsibly sourced materials
- Using trusted ethical production facilities
- Working with our suppliers in a fair and ethical way
We’ve always taken care to make sure our products are responsibly sourced, and our Director, Liz, often visits the factories where our toys are produced to ensure all acceptable standards are being upheld.
We’ve made some BIG changes to be more sustainable in the last few years! When choosing wood for our products, we carefully assess the quality and durability to guarantee many years of play.
A lot of our wooden toys are made from sustainably sourced rubberwood. Rubberwood is a byproduct of latex production and recycling this wood means we're helping reduce waste.
In the design studio, our designers like to think outside the (toy) box to reduce plastic parts and components and make our toys more sustainable. We want our toys to stand the test of time, and manufacturing from wood gives the next generation the full value of a wonderful resource.
We have very little plastic in our product or packaging; our designers are tasked at using plastic as the absolute last resort. If we can produce a component as strong as we need it in another material, we will. If we can creatively engineer cardboard to protect a product we will always use it. Dealing with both product and packaging sympathetically enables us to be creative with our ideas and keep the use of plastic to an absolute minimum.
Our Eco-Friendly Toys
We’re proud to stock an incredible range of sustainable toys, FSC® Certified Toys.
100% FSC® Certified Toys
Our FSC® Certified Toys are made from responsibly sourced materials. The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) promotes responsible forestry and its international forest certificate system allows both consumers and businesses to know that their wood has been ethically harvested. Bigjigs Toys are FSC® Certified with FSC® C147826. You can read more about the FSC® here.
Over 80% of the Bigjigs Toys range uses packaging that’s made from 95% recycled cardboard and is printed with soy inks. Our main aim is to avoid overpackaging but still protect every product we sell. Whilst our use of plastic in internal packaging is minimal, we continue to make every effort to reduce that in favour of paper and cardboard inserts.
Bigjigs Toys Environmental Statement
By making correct choices in our purchasing chain, we feel that we can make a positive contribution towards sustainability. Whilst we are a substantial importer of finished product into the UK, we make considered decisions to purchase day to day supplies locally. We give preference to local suppliers who share our sustainability credentials.