Friday, March 22, 2013

Even Barbie Recycles ...

How many of you know that Barbie has become Eco-friendly? Yes, Barbie, one of America's leading consumers. How do I know this? Where did I learn this new fact? Check the accessories included for Barbie's recycling playset. Barbie has a lime green mesh bag for carrying items, a purple and hot pink recycle bin, a flower in a clay pot, cans and plastic bottles to place in the bin.  Neat, yes?

So let's hear it for the Pink Princess and her new occupation! Go Barbie, go!           

  

9 comments:

Muff said...

One of the reviews said there was not a lot of play value with this set. I think play is what you make of it. I'd play the heck out of a set like that.

Anonymous said...

When I read your opening line that Barbie has become more eco-friendly, I had hopes that the actual packaging on Barbie dolls had become more eco-friendly. Sigh ...

Georgia Girl said...

Way to go Barbie! Lol! The set is great. Thanks for sharing.

D7ana said...

Hi Muff, Anonymous, and Georgia Girl!

@Muff - I agree with you 100% - play is what you make it. We could have a story or even a storyline based on that set. Depends on the player's imagination ;-D

@Anonymous - alas, no. Would that the packaging were more eco-friendly AND more buyer-friendly. Down with excess twist ties, unnecessary plastic tags attaching the doll's head to the doll's box (ggggrrrr ...), and excess plastic.

@Georgia Girl - agreed. I think it's cute. And good to have in playscale.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I like that set recycling barbie. I had not seen before .. Keep in touch

D7ana said...

Hi Marta! Glad that you like the set. It is cute ;-D

Carrickters said...

Well, I guess it's a good message but I wonder if her plastic accessories are made from recycled plastic? And I'm with you on the excess packaging. My original Barbie came in a cardboard box (which I still have) with no plastic ties holding her or her stand in place.

Anderson's All-Purpose said...

Real life eco-unfriendliness aside, that set doesn't seam to contain much *to* recycle. Maybe combine it with those Trash Pack toys...? :D

D7ana said...

Hi and thanks, Carrickters and Anderson's All-Purpose.

Yes, it would be great if the plastic accessories for this set were made from recycled plastic. And "trash" would be a nice addition.

Wait, did I really write that "trash" should be included ;-P ? But it would fit ...