Hello, DD! I didn't see this when I searched, so I'm hoping that there are no repeats here! I've been collecting dolls for a good six years, and lately I have been asking myself this. Even though doll companies are but a microcosm of companies who produce items, every little bit helps the environment! I am curious to hear from both doll owners and doll-makers alike... 1. Is resin and the casting process of dolls environmentally friendly? I have seen several companies that sell specifically environmentally-friendly resin, which leads me to think that certain resins are not environmentally friendly. However, resin could be similar to clay in the way that it is toxic when sanded, but the base material itself is bio-degradeable. Since I have never casted anything in resin beyond mods with apoxie resin, I don't know what the procedures and practices are. However, just the casting process isn't everything that I would consider into what "environmentally-friendly" means. Are there doll companies that leave more of a carbon footprint than others, or companies that dispose of excess resin better than others? Are doll companies using energy efficiently and paying a competitive wage to their artisans? 2. Would it affect where you bought your dolls if you found out which companies were/were not environmentally friendly? For me, yes. If I had found out that Company A disposed of resin in an unsafe way as opposed to Company B, I feel like that would affect whether or not I purchased something from Company A, regardless of how nice their dolls are. I've forgone other items because I didn't agree with the company practices, and chose to buy elsewhere. 3. Would it affect how you viewed your dolls if you found out they were/were not environmentally friendly? This is the hardest question for me - I love my dolls, and I think they're fantastic, but I don't think I would sell them off if they were made in a non-environmentally friendly way. I would not continue to purchase from the company if I found out, but the dolls that I have now. As they currently are, since I have them in my home and not in a landfill, they are posing no harm to the environment as-is. I would say though, if a doll company came along with eco-friendly resin that had beautiful dolls, I would probably sell off my dolls for more eco-friendly dolls! 4. Would it affect how you viewed other people if you found out that their dolls were/were not environmentally friendly? No. Everyone has a choice in what they buy, and in my opinion, it's a person's right to choose what company they support. I would love to hear your thoughts about this, especially those of you that do cast in resin!