toy library

Why use a toy library?

The Toy World online magazine states that total toy sales in 2020 were a staggering £3.3billion, with the UK being the largest toy market in Europe and fourth largest globally.  This is a 5% increase on the previous year, ascribed to the Covid pandemic and time spent in lockdowns.  On the one hand, this conjures …

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Sustainable toys through running a toy library with Ann-Marie McMillan

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Sustainable toys through running a toy library with Ann-Marie McMillan
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Ann-Marie McMillan, founder and manager of the Derbyshire Toy Libraries joins me in a chat on toy libraries and sustainable toys. Ann-Marie takes us through setting up and running a toy library and the benefits of borrowing toys to both the environment, through reducing consumption and landfill, and the community in which it serves.