Cradle to Cradle®:
Schleich on the way to a circular economy
What does Cradle to Cradle® mean?
The Cradle to Cradle® (C2C) sustainability principles aim to use the resources of our planet – for example, the material from which our figurines are made – for as long as possible and then to reuse them again and again. Together with our partner EPEA GmbH, we will develop our figurines and packaging in accordance with the Cradle to Cradle® principles by the end of 2027. This means, among other factors, that Schleich figurines are recycled without loss of material quality. For this purpose, all components of our products must be C2C certified. This includes the material, the colours with which our figurines are painted, and the adhesives.
Our toys are so durable and of such high quality that even today, they are only thrown away in exceptional cases. If this should happen, the consistent implementation of Cradle to Cradle® design principles means that in the future a schleich® dinosaur can ideally become a schleich® dinosaur again - or a lion, a horse, a unicorn, instead of a product with lower material quality. The Cradle to Cradle® approach also requires that production conditions are designed to be particularly environmentally friendly and employee-oriented.
We are certified by our partner EPEA GmbH. In addition to our materials and the production conditions throughout the entire production process, social aspects are also evaluated at all our sites and at our partners. This holistic approach sets Schleich apart in the toy industry.