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Blue Angel ecolabel now available for toys

a child´s hand playing with toys

Toy manufacturers can now apply for the new Blue Angel ecolabel for toys to be awarded to their cuddly toys, wooden train sets, rubber balls etc. Not only must the products be exemplary in terms of pollutant content but also as concerns the social labour conditions of the extraction of raw materials and at the final assembly sites. read more

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Health

Plasticisers

two little boys are playing with plastic toys on the floor

Plasticisers are substances which are added to brittle materials to make them soft, ductile, or extendible, so that they can be worked more easily or acquire particular characteristics of use. They can be found in large quantities in plastics, varnishes, coating agents, sealing compounds, industrial and natural rubber articles, and adhesives. The finishing of textiles also sees the use of flexibil... read more

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The Umweltbundesamt

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