Global Green Pals recycling
Global Green Pals
With Christmas fast approaching, my two little girls are busy compiling wish lists that could supply gifts for a small European nation. As I look around at the toy options, I’m always cheery when I find a product I can get excited about purchasing. This year it’s Global Green Pals. Global Green Pals are soft, 12-inch dolls made of Oeko-Tex 100 certified organic cotton and stuffed with 100% post-consumer recycled PET bottles. Each doll has its own charming story and comes with detailed, colorful, removable clothing and mini accessories. The clothing and accessories are made with organic, natural and tested fibers and low-impact dyes. With names like “Recycle Kyle” and “Pink Coral Laurel,” each doll comes with a character tag printed with soy-based inks on recycled paper that tells each character’s story and offers kid-friendly “green tips” on how to help the earth. Founded in 2004, Global Green Pals is a female-owned-and-operated Indiana-based company committed to bringing children eco-friendly, educational toys that inspire positive world action through play and imagination. Malini Goel, the company’s founder, has created toys that inspire children toward positive environmental action. The dolls help to highlight important environmental issues such as recycling, global warming, water conservation and air pollution, and a portion of each purchase supports environmental efforts through 1% for the Planet. Goel, a lawyer and environmental policy consultant, was inspired by her grandfather, who once said, “Use your education as a broom to clean up Mother Earth.” Her hope is that children around the world will contribute to the environment in their own small ways as they play and learn. To find out more about these adorable dolls, visit them at