Well, it was inevitable, the original material girl herself has gone green...kind of. Toy giant Mattel, no doubt hoping on the green bandwagon, has launched a program recycling the excess scraps of doll clothing left on their factory floors. They plan on turning these once landfill bound remnants into patch- work accessories for eco-conscious children. Of course, the actual doll will remain a very earth-unfriendly PVC and all that colorful packaging, perfect for catching the attention of 6-year-olds, is later discarded and rarely recycled.
This makes me soooo smoldering mad that I wanted to get some other opinions. Am I alone here in being disgusted with the "greenwashing" of America? Should I get over myself and pat Mattel on the back for at least making some effort? It seems to me that they are making a quick buck and using our concern for the planet to do it. If Mattel really wanted to make a difference why not reduce their insane amount of packaging or make the dolls out of a bio-degradable product? Okay, I'm getting down off my high horse. What do you think???