Choose natural foam playmats

Baby playing on biodegradable playmat

Conventional foam baby play mats are made from EVA, polyurethane or PVC foam. All of these plastics are hugely damaging to the environment from production right through to disposing of the play mat at the end of its life cycle. Little Earth Baby play mats are made from natural rubber foam and sustainably harvested cork.

Vinyl chloride is a synthetic material which is the main ingredient in PVC. It is listed as a Hazardous Air Pollutant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and affects both humans and mammals.

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Benefits

  • Free from PVC, EVA and other toxic plastics, making it safer for babies
  • Cork and rubber used are carefully harvested from the bark and sap, without harming the trees
  • Biodegradable, including the packaging.

Challenges

  • Organic, biodegradable mats tend to be more expensive than conventional ones

Making a difference

With each play mat purchased from Little Earth Baby, they will remove 50 grams of plastic from shores and oceans.

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