In Europe we use energy and resources as if we were to have three planets.
In Sweden a five-year-old owns an average of 536 toys which derives from an unsustainable consumption behaviour that adults transfer to their children.
55% of all children in Sweden has never heard of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Behaviour patterns are set at an early age, when children are playing the most with toys, and the first five years are fundamental.Learn more
Retoy gives us the opportunity to raise awareness about the Convention on the Rights of the Child in a fun way and reach even more people. Through Retoy both children and parents get vital knowledge about the CRC that all children are entitled to.
Lisa Ericson, UNICEF
Retoys activities during GoodCause’s Thank You Day was greatly appreciated! Many of the guests have afterwards pointed out that their children are still talking about Retoy Lab a year later.
Stefan Krook, Chairman of the Board at GoodCause, GodEl
By using “play” as a tool Retoy succeeds very well in reaching out with knowledge about sustainable consumption among both children and parents. Through our cooperation we want to encourage more people to make better choices, so that many small good decisions together makes one big difference.
Jan Prokopec, CEO at Blocket
Retoy is a great concept! The children get to learn about sustainable consumption at an early age and that you can recycle and swap with each other. Parents get to know more about chemicals that can exist in toys. Some of the broken toys are recycled in Retoy Lab where you can create new toys from old ones.
Tove Lund, City of Gothenburg
The climate festival in Tensta this year included Retoy’s popular toy-swap activity where children could check in their old toys and play their way to new favorites to bring home. Fun for both children and the environment!
Anette Riedel, communicator at the Environmental Department
Working together with Retoy and the libraries help us reduce the emissions, increase recycling and at the same time teach the children about circular consumption so they can grow up and change the consume-and-discard model of today.
Linda Jonsson, BORAB
Children constantly remind us that life will be easier if we live accordingly to our principles. After all, they do what we do, not what we say. Slowly but surely we are creating a better world. Especially when we do it together with children and are inspired to learn from each other.
Soledad P Misa, CEO & founder of Retoy
You can play with us in several different ways!