JUNKO is a combination of our belief in the importance of developing creativity and a desire to reduce and reuse waste.
Our kits provide instant creative fun but also encourage additional rewarding play when the parts are reused with waste materials. It's close to zero-waste play! And, to get kids started on their craft adventure there is a growing bank of ideas on our website and YouTube channel .
Many kids from previous generations grew up playing with repurposed materials… it’s only in recent times that kids have been inundated with more plastic toys than they can ever play with. Often these quick fix toys frequently only get a few hours of play before kids lose interest or they break. I read the other day that the average child will have been given 493 toys* by the time they're 13! The danger is it gives kids the feeling that everything is disposable… like many parents, I’m really uncomfortable with that.
The sensible solution is fewer, better quality toys, made from sustainable materials, which encourage repeat play. Easier said than done when you're dealing with pester power I know!