TIA’s Environmental Mission Statement
Members of Toy Industry Association, Inc. are committed to protecting
the environment. They will consider the environmental impact of their
products and activities while continuing to provide safe, quality
merchandise that meets customer and consumer needs. This includes taking
a stewardship approach by addressing the environmental aspects of the
products in order to reduce waste and promote recycling.
In order to achieve the mission of conservation and efficient use of
natural resources, TIA™ will encourage its members to:
Review manufacturing processes and consider new technologies
and innovative procedures to reduce the use of and protect energy, water
and other resources, while at the same time maintaining the appropriate
standards of product safety and quality.
Work with local, national and international legislators and
regulators as well as the industry, to comply with and help create
reasonable and effective laws and regulations aimed at protecting the
Design packages and packaging systems to minimize the impact on
the environment and waste streams. This may include considerations of
minimizing package materials and using less or alternative materials.
Consider the utilization of recycled materials in product
design as well as the recycleability of components at the end of useful
Educate employees, customers and consumers through programs and
activities that promote environmental responsibility.
Consider and meet the opportunities presented by evolving
retailer and consumer attitudes toward the environment.
|CHECK IT OUT
What questions do some
environmentally-conscious kids have about toy packaging, global
commerce, and the eco-needs of both producers and
consumers? See for yourself in this video of a May 2012 visit by TIA to an elementary school in