Plastic has become a way of life and it seems almost impossible to avoid. As rapidly increasing production of plastic products overwhelms the world’s ability to deal with them, plastic pollution has become one of the most pressing environmental issues. We all know about this issue, and we all want to do our bit to reduce plastic use, but we’re not always offered a choice.
The lack of choice in plastic-free products, particularly in playthings for children, was the motivation that founded Assemblables.
Our philosophy is simple, give people a choice and they will make better choices.
We want to empower people to make choices that least impact the environment, this is why we’ve developed a range of products that are completely free of plastic. Our cardboard products for example are 100 percent recyclable, compostable and biodegradable, and unlike plastic products, they pose no long-lasting burden on the environment.
We hope that people see the real value in choosing products free of plastic, the benefits will be there for generations to come.
We also hope that people see the value in the products we produce, as they are designed to be more than simply plastic-free. Our cardboard playthings for example are designed to seed imagination and encourage self-expression through role-play, creativity and hands-on fun.
As an Australian owned business, we fully understand the benefits of buying products made in Australia. Though not always the cheaper option, products made in Australia offer other benefits including those not always obvious to consumers. Take our corrugated cardboard for example. We’re passionate about doing what we can for the environment, so the timber used to make our corrugated cardboard must be from sustainable sources. If we were to import cheaper cardboard from China for example, we couldn’t guarantee where the timber was sourced. It could come from a rain forest and we’d be none the wiser.
All our cardboard is sourced from Australian producers that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council, which provides a guarantee that the timber is sustainably sourced.