One essential theme for the TOMY Group is ensuring that future generations inherit
a planet where children around the world can smile and enjoy playing with toys.
We are striving to create environmentally conscious products and packaging
by improving upon our materials and designs.
Here, we showcase some of our eco-conscious products together
with insights from our developers!
No batteries needed, all aboard!
Te-cology Charge is the first series*1 that has made it possible to run PLARAIL trains on electricity without using a battery. The secret is our Te-cology Charge System (patent pending*2 ), where electricity to power the train is generated as the wheels rotate when the locomotive is moved back and forth by hand. For children, generating the energy themselves makes it both a fun and learning experience, and they can enjoy playing with the trains as many times as they like without using any batteries.
Products in the Te-cology Charge series are also certified Eco Toys(in Japanese) as part of the TOMY Group’s mission to create environmentally conscious toys.
How is it electric without batteries?
The secret is our Te-cology Charge System
Our overseas business division TOMY International has eliminated all plastic blisters in packages for the Build a Johnny Tractor starting with the December 2021 series. They estimate that this redesign of how products are affixed to the packaging will reduce the amount of plastic used by a total of over 25 tons in the approximately two years leading up to October 2023.
Environment Task Force
The Technological Development Division and other members of the Environment Task Force’s plastic subcommittee have been researching over 30 different types of environmentally conscious materials in the year since it was established. The members have also set internal environmental targets for reducing use of petroleum-based plastics, and are leading efforts to do so throughout the entire TOMY Group.
We will continue to report the Task Force’s progress in the Sustainability section of our website.