Plastic #3 (PVC) Garbage Bin Did You Know? Toxic Toys Many toys are made from PVC plastic and so could pose a serious health risk to children. While industry groups claim that their toys are safe, the Center for Health, Environment and Justice has serious concerns. Regardless, it is always a safe bet to avoid plastic #3 altogether because of its toxicity. What Plastic #3 Can Become Plastic #3 can be recycled into decks, paneling, mats, mud flaps, roadway gutters and speed bumps.