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Saturday, September 20, 2008

In China, all plastic parts, including used toys (see photo), are recycled by hand to be re-used to make brand new plastic items such as... .unsafe toys !

Plastics are classified by hand based on their physical properties : soft, hard, flat, vaccuum formed, colorful, white or transparent, before they can be crushed and re-injected into toys or other plastic parts. The safe way would be to inject only some plastic parts that are not used by Children, in order to avoid the heavy metals risks for example, but this is not the case.

For many toys factories, using such recycled plastics is a cheap alternative to keep prices down... but it's also a very unsafe alternative for our children!

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