Go Green

We all know the importance of going green to preserve the environment for our children. For Urban Canvas, going green means adhering to two basic principles - using recycled materials and reducing waste.

Recycled Material

Urban Canvas toys and packaging are made of cardboard, a paper product that is made from recycled fiber that biodegrades quicker than other common toy materials like plastic. Cardboard also has strong fibers that enable it to be recycled many times. In fact, cardboard can be remade into a new paper product close to seven times over. In 2008, 77% of all corrugated cardboard were recycled. That amounts to over 24 million tons of cardboard recycled per year, making it the single most recycled material in the United States.

Reducing Waste

In an effort to reduce waste, Urban Canvas designs reusable toys and avoids excess packaging. All our toys are hand packed in a reusable box. We don’t use plastic bags or cellophane. We don’t unnecessarily tie down any of our parts. We deliberately make it easy to unpack our toys, so that playing begins the minute an Urban Canvas package is opened.

Interesting recycling facts about cardboard and paper
  • Almost half the paper used in the U.S.A. is now being recycled into new paper product. That’s more than glass, metal and plastic combined.
  • Every ton of cardboard recycled saves more than 9 cubic yards of landfill space.
  • Every ton of paper recycled saves 17 trees, 185 gallons of gasoline, and 7,000 gallons of water.
  • The process of recycling paper generates 74% less air pollution and uses 50 percent less water than making new paper material.
  • Recycling one ton of cardboard uses about 25% less energy than making cardboard from virgin pulp.