Recycled Cardboard Zoo
Arts & Crafts, Creative Product, Fantasy Play, Green Product
This new eco-friendly kit, Recycled Cardboard Zoo, follows the success of the award winning Recycled Cardboard Dollhouse. This is a very cleverly designed set that includes everything your imaginative child needs to play with for a very delightful pretend zoo. Made out of recycled cardboard, the easy-to-assemble zoo has an entrance arch, animal enclosures, punch out animals and people, plus other zoo-themed accessories. The packaging becomes part of the experience as the inside of the box is printed with a play area. Once the zoo is constructed, you and yoiur child can decorate it with markers and stickers you can both color in. Use your imagination and extend the green experience by recycling items from around your house to use as fun accessories. Then have fun playing and pretending with your custom zoo!
How Creativity for Kids /Faber-Castell USA is a Green Company
Celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Faber-Castell and 35 years of Creativity for Kids! The company is very proud of its longevity and consistenty of quality products. Faber-Castell USA is part of the Faber-Castell family of companies founded in 1761 in Stein, Germany. The company is renowned for its high quality, innovative products, respect for tradition, and environmental awareness. Today the company is managed by eighth generation family member Count Anton von Faber-Castell, who has been instrumental in new product development and the expansion of international activities. Faber-Castell USA, under the direction of CEO Jamie Gallagher, offers a wide array of creative and writing products for children and adults.The Playing & Learning line received an extensive review which resulted in a new focus on EcoPencils. In keeping with the overall corporate attention given to environmental awareness, Faber-Castell children’s pencils are made from reforested wood to help preserve the environment. The company’s forests are FSC-certified – a warranty indicating environmentally appropriate, socially compatible and economically sustainable forestry. Additionally, the milling chips that result from pencil production are used to generate heat in the plants rather than discarded as waste. In 1993, Faber-Castell began a conversion to using a water-based finish on graphite and color pencils instead of varnish. In 1999, Faber-Castell acquired Creativity for Kids a consistent provider of quality, innovative, and thoughtful products for children that consist of both classic and trendy creative activities. Today many Creativity for Kids products include Faber-Castell art supplies as components that enrich the creative experience. The company has an ongoing recycling program for office paper, cardboard cartons, and ink cartridges, and no longer uses shrink wrap on its craft kits.