Through the interview, a lot of parents address their children change the toys very frequently so they will go to the cheaper toy store compare with the expensive toy store to buy the toys because their children will change of interest very quickly Parents are more prefer to buy the toys that have educational value because it can help child’s development stimulating imagination, creativity and supporting learning too. Majority parents will to donate the old toys to other family members or friends because the toys no longer suitable to their kids and don’t waste if the toys is still useful these still in good condition. For the waste problem the parents buy to many toys in low quality toys and low budget with no specific time to buy toys occasionally. Non of the parents know in Malaysia have the website and the place to rent, to recycle and to sell the old toys. Six out of 10 interest to know the website and the place to rent, to recycle and to sell the old toys because it can save money and e-co friendly. 4 out of 10 respondents said throw the toy packaging better than keep it because they have no idea what else can it be and do.
For observation found out that most of the parents choose the toy to their children is not the children like and need the toy. Six out of 10 parents choose the different type of toys with cheaper price and small packaging to their children. After that, the children is playing the few days and not interesting to play the toy because these are not their choices. Lastly, the toy is become waste.
Project Technique conclusion
Project techniques who designed to draw the experience. Respondents were 10 kids to let them draw their dream toys. For the part, found out that 7 out of 10 children cant describe their dream toy and don’t have any imagination, expectation, and creative to draw their toy because their parents is control them. Parents are very frugal when spending on toys for their children. Instead of constantly buying new toys, parents would give their children an electronic device to play with the save on expenses.
In my conclusion, i find out that why toys become junk toys . Have 5 point
First point is Over Commercial
Many of us remember the cherished trips of our youth to McDonalds for a delightful Happy Meal. Unfortunately, the main drive toward a happy meal well-aimed marketing.Children the age of 6 or younger dont know about deceitful marketing hidden entertaining commercials.
Second point is Bad Materials
Inexpensive materials usually cheap and likely to be thrown away fairly quickly.It easily to break , melt and lose pieces.The toy completely unusable or just less attractive -both leading to children abandoning the toy and dooming it to a landfill.
Third point is Popularity of toys
Even the toys are not broken may quickly lose their appeal.Toys with popular children’s movie and cartoon characters that arrival results in the plastic wrapping ripped to shreds as play with the contents for an average of 20 minutes before they are forgotten and thrown away the next day.
Fourth point is Made in China
According the article(http://ecochildsplay.com/2007/10/31/green-family-values-no-more-junk-toys/) the safety of toys made in China has been in question lately with the recent rave of recalls.the toys containing phthalates.Phthalates have been linked to cancer and reproductive problem.
Fifth point is Change of Interest
I suggest if you want to buy toys please think before you buy .According the article (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stevanne-auerbach-phd/dr-toy-talks-about-trends_b_3260335.html) Ron Weingartner confirms that,”perhaps parent need to understand that they are the gatekeepers of a child’s playtime , and it is their responsibility to monitor the mixture and balance of digital and physical playthings and to also participate and share in their activities.If not ,children have grown out of are quickly relegated to giveaway piles or garbage cans. A toy that was essential for a child’s existence last week may now be forgotten or disdained.
For Packaging , I find out why over packaging . have 2 point
First point is Un recycle Materials
Manufacturers , Retailer and toy company use packaging is un recycle materials tie , polystyrene and plastic .
Second point is Attract Children
According the article (http://www.sourcewire.com/news/35621/uk-to-send-tonnes-of-toy-packaging-waste-to-landfill#.VDBkRCmSyRM) the World’s current number one selling toy uses a staggering 82% more packaging than is required for the toys dimensions.Because of the Manufacturers , Retailer and toy company use packaging to create excessively large boxes, look bigger and stand out in shelves .
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