(U.S.) – Hasbro, one of the largest toy manufacturers in the world, is announcing plans to phase out of all plastic used to package its toys and games by the end of 2022.
According to a recent report by Forbes, the plastics ban will include just the packaging and not the plastic used for action figures, dolls, or trucks inside the packaging. Hasbro has explained it is targeting the most wasteful part of the toy buying experience – the part most likely to immediately end up in the trash.
The announcement came this week amid a roughly decade-long effort to reduce the environmental impact of its products, officials explain in the report from Forbes. Hasbro officials have indicated they recognize the growing concern of young parents today when it comes to sustainability and the amount of waste.
Not to mention, the move could have an added benefit to parents. It could mean easier packages to open, eliminating the injuries associated with trying to free toys often encased in multiple layers.
Hasbro added the move will reflect the ongoing efforts of the company to show “good environmental stewardship.”