Dear Santa: It’s time to rethink toys

This Christmas, Erik Assadourian asks Santa for a sustainable toy industry. Here are some thoughts for Saint Nick on workshop conditions, consumption and durability

Dear Santa,

I only have one thing on my Christmas list this year. A new workshop for you. While you have done a truly wondrous thing – delivering toys to children all over the world, year after year – I doubt you’ll disagree that your global toy enterprise has a few problems. The elves working in factories throughout your supply chain often are underpaid and work in miserable conditions. And the waste and emissions of these factories are not only making the world increasingly uninhabitable, but soon enough could put your corporate headquarters underwater – literally – with the north pole in danger of becoming completely ice-free in just a few years’ time. — Full Story at theguardian

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