Earth Day is always a time to reflect on how we can do better to help conserve our planet. Today we have two cool companies to share with you that are doing just that.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the average person throws away 70 pounds of clothing a year. As parents we know children grow at a rapid pace. Sometimes clothing is in the back of the closet and the kids outgrow it before it's ever worn. Or if you bring home a 9 pound, 11 ounce baby like I did, you have a ton of newborn clothes that were too small!
Vinted Kids is an online parent to parent marketplace to buy, sell or swap your pre-loved kids items. The free app is designed for parents on the go so it is super easy to use. In the future there will be a 15% fee for selling, but currently there are no fees to upload your clothing to sell in the marketplace.
Buying on Vinted Kids is safe and secure with the entire transaction completed within the app. There is also a geolocation feature that allows you to find large items like strollers or ride on toys in your area.
Justas Janauskas, co-founder of Vinted Kids says, "I have a dream for a better world. There are so many things already produced on planet earth and I believe we do not necessarily need to produce more of them, we just need to redistribute them throughout the world and people..."
By age 10, the average child has owned 248 playthings but played with just 12 of them. Fifty percent of toys had broken or stopped working within 30 days of being purchased. Many of these toys end of up landfills.
Pley is a toy rental company who's mission is to enrich and delight the next generation while conserving the planet by offering a world class, curated toy rental service. Members can choose from over 500 toys and never be bored of their toys again. Once they finish playing, they just switch out their toy for another and the fun begins again.
Pley also offers a convenient buy back program that makes it easy for customers to send toys in and get a Pley credit. The savings alone from reduced purchases amounts to at least 240 lbs fewer carbon dioxide emissions per annum per Pley member.
The selection at Pley is great from Lego to American Girl and everything in between! Learn more at Pley.com.
How are you celebrating Earth Day today? Do you have any great tips on being green? Share them in the comments!
Disclosure: Kristin is happy to work with Vinted Kids as a Community Ambassador. All opinions are honest and her own.