PlanToys is a toy manufacturer in Trang in the south of Thailand. It was founded in 1981 and makes its toys from rubberwood, a sustainable by-product of the latex industry's harvesting of trees used for natural rubber production once their productivity declines. Using the trees as a resource in this way for wooden toys made by PlanToys is environmentally responsible. Plan Toys uses preservative-free rubberwood and non-formaldehyde glues, as well as recyclable packaging and water-based inks. Their products are marketed as "green", and are recognized as such by various buying guides endorsing green products for children.
Starting in January 2002, PlanToys products were distributed worldwide by Swedish company BRIO. After the downfall of BRIO US in 2006, Plan Toys opened its own distribution unit in the US. Distribution in Belgium and Luxembourg is by PlanToys Europe (PTE). PlanToys is present in Japan with a company called PlanToys Japan.
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