The Toy Lab is our favorite outreach at Happen, Inc. Over 1,200 pounds of plastic is saved from the landfill each year as a result of the Toy Lab. Instead, the toys are washed and sanitized, broken into parts, and send to the "Hunks o' Junk bin in the Lab. Toy Lab volunteers help the young guests to reassemble them into their very own unique creations.
Though the creations coming out of the Toy Lab may not be the most attractive or chic, we love the ingenuity behind this idea. Not only does the Toy Lab benefit the environment and stimulate the creativity of our kids, but it even gives parents a place to send all of those old toys the kids are no longer interested in. The Toy Lab is currently located in Cincinnati, Ohio. But if you can't drop off your old toys at the Lab, maybe you can even consider breaking up your old toys yourself to see what new creations can be made.