This truck used to be a milk jug (technically, approximately seven milk jugs). A few months ago, before the toy arrived on a playroom floor in a home in Oakland, California, neighbors not far away put plastic milk jugs out at the curb and a local recycling company picked them up and broke them down, and then processed them into clean, fresh plastic. Just miles away from Oakland, we took the recycled material and manufactured the truck, along with 50 other kinds of toys. It’s a truly local design. This is the story of how we made it happen.