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Re-Play – Information

Re-Play bowls, plates, spill-proof cups, forks & spoons, tumblers, snack stacks and teether keys are made from USA FDA-approved BPA-free recycled plastic milk containers.

 

Re-Play is green

…and sunny yellow, baby pink, bright pink, aqua, purple, red, sky blue, yellow and orange. The Re-Play line of tableware is a green choice because it’s made from recycled plastic. It’s also green because it will LAST; it’s rugged and durable. And very affordable.

 

Re-Play is #1 for the family

…because it’s made from #2, HDPE plastic – basically that means milk containers! It is BPA-free, Phthalate-free and PVC-free. And as it’s one of the easiest plastics to recycle it can be recycled again and again. Recycling a 5 litre plastic milk container will save enough energy to keep a 100-watt bulb burning for 11 hours!

 

Re-Play meets food contact requirements

Natural coloured containers from food-related applications (usually milk and other drink containers) are recycled through a unique process that the USA FDA has approved for food contact. The plastic is specially selected and cleaned to meet FDA strict purity standards. Each finished product line, in each colour, is then third-party tested, assuring buyers that the Re-Play final product meets fully the FDA requirements for contact with food.

 

Re-Play comes in 10 fun food-safe colours

The colour concentrate is safe for food contact; all the ingredients in the colours are FDA approved.

 

Re-Play is dishwasher-safe

Like most plastics (and melamine), Re-Play is top rack dishwasher safe and should not be used in the microwave.

 

Re-Play supports community workers

The company works with Habilitation Center in Boca Raton, Florida. This non-profit organisation has a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and employs adults with special needs. Habilitation Center packages some of the Re-Play product line.

 

Re-Play REALLY is made from re-cycled milk containers

After the community recycler takes away empty milk containers and other recycling items, they are flattened and sorted. The supplier carefully sorts and selects the appropriate containers, grinds them up into flakes, which are thoroughly cleaned, dried and colour sorted. Then the little flakes are melted and made into pellets for shipping to the moulder who mixes the recycled pellets with a batch of colourant pellets, and then magically moulds each Re-Play item.

 

Re-Play is a BIG step for the environment

It has a smaller carbon footprint! Recycling saves energy, water, resources and landfill space, and reduces pollution.

 

Re-Play has recycled packaging

The company’s innovative recycled paperboard sleeves are customized to snugly fit each product group. No need for those annoying twist ties, wires or plastic tabs. That adds up to less material than a traditional box, and a more environmentally friendly package.

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Infant Feeding – FAQs

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Unlike conventional plastic, which is largely made from petroleum, Dandelion feeding items are primarily made of corn bioplastic (PLA)

What is it and how is it made?

PLA is made through a chemical process, which starts by fermenting the sugar extracted from corn kernels.

The corn used is the most common type of corn grown in the US, and it is primarily used to feed animals and make artificial sweeteners.

Dandelion uses a unique formula, made from corn and other biodegradable, non-toxic ingredients. The feeding items were designed to be lightweight – so eventually, at the end of their useful life (and they should last a long time) they will break down safely and better in the landfill/waste facility environment.

The corn that is used to make Dandelion reusables is certified to be free of any genetic material.

Why choose Dandelion Reusables?

Corn PLA requires significantly less fossil resources and generates far fewer greenhouse gases than conventional plastic. Corn is a renewable and sustainable resource.

Dandelion natural feeding items are reusable. Reducing the use of “disposable-ware” is an essential step toward a healthier future for families and the environment.

Dandelion PLA feeding items are clearly labelled as PLA to assist both the consumer and, at the eventual end of the product’s life, the waste disposal facilities.

PLA is bio-degradable in household compost allowing Dandelion products to be fully recycled. Petroleum-based plastic has revolutionized our lives but we are learning about its potential effects on people and our planet.

Bioplastics are rapidly evolving as a viable alternative and offer new opportunities:

Reducing dependency on oil

Reducing exposure to potential toxins

Inspiring continuous technology improvements

Why can’t I microwave Dandelion reusables or put them in the dishwasher?

PLA is a temperature sensitive material; the dishwasher, and especially the microwave, can get really hot.

Because the feeding items are primarily made of corn, they will distort and may discolour at very high temperatures, like in a microwave.

Dandelion is continually testing reusables for top-rack dishwasher use (the company regularly runs them through their test machines with no problems). However, they have found that the heat exposure can vary considerably, and they are concerned about distortion possibly occurring. Until they have further results, Dandelion recommends hand washing at this time.

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Company

Dandelion – the eco soft toy division of Re-Think It, Inc.

Dandelion’s mission is to provide products that are safe for families and easy on the environment by using eco-conscience materials, minimal packaging and green office practices. The company is an American-owned family business located in Florida and has been working with factories in Asia for more than 20 years. Through factory visits and batch testing, the company assures high quality products meeting stringent US and EU safety standards.

Dandelion products do not contain BPA and do not contain phthalates. They fully comply with US toy safety standard ASTM F963, European toy standard EN71 and the newest set of US Consumer Products Safety Improvements Act (CPSIA) testing requirements.

Dandelion is committed to ethical and responsible business practices in all aspects of its business operations. Re-Think It conducts its business with a regard for human rights and respect for the environment. It actively seeks manufacturers that have similar commitments and standards. To this end all manufacturers of Re-Think It merchandise and their vendors are required to meet minimum standards set forth in the company’s Code of Conduct

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Code of Conduct

Re-Think It, the parent company of Dandelion, is committed to ethical and responsible business practices in all aspects of its business operations. Re-Think It conducts its business with a regard for human rights and respect for the environment and seeks manufacturers that have similar commitments and standards.

All manufacturers of Re-Think It merchandise and their vendors are required to meet the following minimum standards:

Compliance with Laws and Regulations: Manufacturers will comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including local and national codes, rules and regulations, applicable treaties and industry standards. Additionally, manufacturers must comply with the Manufacturer Code of Conduct.

Safety and Health: Conditions in all work and residential facilities provided by the manufacturer must be safe, clean and consistent with all applicable laws and regulations, ensuring reasonable access to clean water and sanitary facilities, fire safety and adequate ventilation.

Child Labour: Manufacturers will not use child labour. No worker shall be employed under the age of 15 (or 14 where local law allows), or under the age of completion of compulsory education, or under local legal minimum age for employment.

Forced Labour: The use of forced or involuntary labour is not permitted.

Coercion and Harassment: Manufacturers shall ensure that no worker is subject to any physical, sexual, psychological or verbal harassment or abuse.

Discrimination: Discrimination in hiring and employment practices, including working conditions, job assignments, salary, benefits, promotions, discipline, termination or retirement on the basis of gender, race, ethnic or social origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, national origin, political opinion or disability is prohibited.

Working Hours: Except in extraordinary business circumstances, workers shall not be required to work more than the legally prescribed limits, or 60 hours per week. One day off in every seven day period shall be provided. Manufacturers will comply with applicable laws that entitle workers to vacation time, leave periods and holidays.

Compensation: Wages are essential to meeting employees’ basic needs. Manufacturers will compensate employees by providing wages, including overtime hours at such premium rates as is legally required. In situations where legal minimum wage does not cover a decent living, vendors are encouraged to provide more adequate compensation to meet basic needs. Manufacturers will provide employee benefits in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

Environmental Compliance: Manufacturers must comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations. We encourage our manufacturers to minimize their impact on the environment by striving to reduce waste, energy use, and emissions to air, ground and water; handle, store and dispose of materials in an environmentally safe manner; pursue factory recycling and reuse initiatives; and implement environmentally friendly technologies.

Publication: Code of Conduct must be communicated to all employees. Code of Conduct is to be prominently posted, in the local language, ensuring that it is readily accessible to employees at all times.

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Infant Feeding

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Feeding time takes just the right ingredients; the perfect blend of tasty and healthy foods as well as fun and functional equipment. Designed especially for infants and toddlers, Dandelion’s corn plates, bowls and utensils help ease the transition to solid foods and self feeding.

The divided plate keeps foods separated, and kids happy. The easy-grip bowl has deep sides to keep food inside, and parents happy! The utensils are specially shaped to fit small hands. Sold in multipacks, so you’ll always have enough! And now, new for baby, the slim infant spoon and sectioned bowl; sold as a handy feeding set or a spoon multipack.

Why corn reusables?
Reducing our dependency on both petroleum-based plastics and disposable-ware in general is an essential step towards a healthier future for our families and our environment. Dandelion’s reusable corn products offer a visionary alternative and a better choice,

Corn, really?
Really! Dandelion uses a unique polylactic acid (PLA) formula made from corn. Unlike conventional plastic, which is largely made from petroleum, its bioplastic is primarily made from corn! PLA requires significantly less fossil resources to manufacture and generates far fewer green house gases than conventional plastic. And corn is a renewable and sustainable resource.

FAQs

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Organic Cotton Toys, Teethers & Rattles

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Organic materials…Simple styling.

Dandelion’s popular classic toy and teether lines have delighted babies and their parents since the launch of their first products. Items feature beautiful fabrics made from certified organic cotton, with fine stitching details and playful sounds. The classic line’s soft & neutral color palette, and it’s sweet style, gives it a timeless look and an irresistible appeal. Natural toys created especially for baby’s small hands, this collection is tried and true…and adorable!

Dandelion’s rattles & teethers feature subtle sounds, touchable tags and feel-good fabrics; soft, snuggly & stimulating. Babies can shake, touch and teethe safely, while developing hand-eye coordination and learning about cause and effect. All the classic toys are made of organic fabrics with natural corn filling and the developmental toys introduce sorting, stacking, and exploring opportunities for your growing baby. Enrich fine motor skills and nourish social confidence as your baby learns to play and interact.

Dandelion’s “Pink” organic rattles, teethers, and developmental toys for baby girls were designed with purpose. A portion of the proceeds from this line go to support organizations dedicated to Breast Cancer Research.

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Ellaroo

Ellaroo baby slings and carriers are made from organic cotton and come in twostyles; the Ring Sling and the Mei Hip.

The beautiful carrier designs are inspired by traditional baby carriers from around the world, while keeping the modern parent in mind. Ellaroo uses the highest quality materials to make comfortable, practical, durable baby carriers.

All these Ellaroo products are made with 100% organic cotton dyed with non-toxic eco dyes. The padding in the slings is allergy-free fibre from recycled PET.

For more information see below or please call 0401 924 070 and speak to Crecy or send us a message here.


 

Ring Sling
This lightly padded baby sling is great for newborns and nursing mums, and it carries heavy toddlers exceptionally well.

The two padded side seams are independently adjustable through lightweight brushed aluminium rings, with an open tail for maximum versatility.

The sling is designed to cup the shoulder and spread naturally over the back, keeping the baby secure and close to the centre of gravity.


Mei Hip
The Mei Hip baby carrier is one of the only hip carriers on the market with a shoulder strap that cups the shoulder, rather than riding up towards the wearer’s neck.

The supportive waist strap creates a very practical, comfortable baby carrier which can be worn on either hip.

This solution has allowed even those with neck and back problems to wear their babies and toddlers comfortably. Reversible for solid colour.