Mattel also announces new Matchbox Recycling Truck made with recycled plastic, Electric Vehicles made from recycled zincand the CarbonNeutral Tesla Roadster, previously a prototype, is now available for pre-sale
The expanded sustainability offering is in line with Mattelâ€™s goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all its products and packaging by 2030.
- The new Mega Bloks Green Town line is certified CarbonNeutral by Natural Capital Partners, the leading experts on carbon neutrality and climate finance
- Green Town building bloks is designed to help teach green behaviors through play patterns, like waste sorting, using electric transport, protecting honey bees and choosing renewable energy sources.
- Mattelâ€™s Matchbox brand is bringing a new Recycling Truck made from 80% ISCC-certified bio-circular plastic* and new electric vehicle (EV) die-cast multi-packs featuring an expanded assortment of EVs from brands like BMW, Nissan, Honda among others.
- Mattel is releasing its highly anticipated Matchbox Tesla Roadster, its first die-cast vehicle made from 99% recycled materials and certified CarbonNeutral.
Today Mattel Inc announced an expansion of its sustainable product offering with the debut of new products from its popular MEGA and Matchbox brands. The expanded offering is in line with Mattelâ€™s goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all its products and packaging by 2030.
New MEGA BLOKS Green Town™ Line
MEGA, the global leader in preschool construction toys, is helping to create a brighter, more sustainable future with MEGA BLOKS Green Town, the first-ever toy line available at mass retail to be certified CarbonNeutral. Just in time for Earth Month, four new MEGA BLOKS Green Town building sets support a greener way to play for little builders ages 1 and up.
Matchbox Driving Toward a Better Future and Matchbox Tesla Roadster
In 2021, Matchbox announced Driving Toward a Better Future, its product roadmap to make all Matchbox die-cast cars, playsets and packaging with 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials by 2030, in line with Mattelâ€™s corporate goal. Illustrating these principles, Mattel is releasing its highly anticipated Matchbox Tesla Roadster, its first die-cast vehicle made from 99% recycled materials and certified CarbonNeutral. It is now available as a pre-sale item on Mattel Creations.
This year, Matchbox is introducing more products designed to have less impact on the environment and better reflect the real world, while also encouraging greener play patterns.
â€œAt Mattel, we are focused on developing innovative products and packaging that are better for our planet by integrating more sustainable materials and principles of product stewardship and circular designâ€Pamela Gill-Alabaster, Head of Global Sustainability at Mattel
â€œAt Mattel, we are focused on developing innovative products and packaging that are better for our planet by integrating more sustainable materials and principles of product stewardship and circular design,â€ said Pamela Gill-Alabaster, Head of Global Sustainability at Mattel. â€œThese new products from MEGA and Matchbox demonstrate our commitment to our 2030 goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all our products and packaging and to creating a more sustainable future for the next generation.â€
Mattel is incorporating certified renewable polymers from SABICâ€™s TRUCIRCLE program across its product offerings, starting with MEGA Bloks Green Town and select Matchbox products. Mattel is the first toy company to work with SABIC, a global leader in the chemicals industry, in a mass balance approach — designed to return second-generation renewable feedstock into high-quality new plastic applications.
MEGA and Matchbox are also part of Mattel PlayBack, a toy takeback program launched in U.S., Canada, France, Germany, and the UK in 2021 designed to recover and reuse valuable materials from old Mattel toys.
The expanded offering announced today adds to a growing list of launches that ladder up to Mattelâ€™s corporate goal to use 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all products and packaging by 2030. Other products include Barbie Loves the Ocean, its first fashion doll line made from recycled ocean-bound plastic; Fisher-PriceÂ Rock-a-StackÂ and Fisher-PriceÂ®Â Babyâ€™s First Blocks, made from bio-based plastics; UNOÂ®Â Nothinâ€™ But Paper, the first fully recyclable UNOÂ®Â deck without cellophane packing materials; and three previously released MEGA BloksÂ sets made from bio-based plastics. Visit mattel.com to learn more about Mattelâ€™s sustainability goals or visit Matchbox and MEGA to learn more about each brandâ€™s sustainable efforts and products.