I DESPISE disposable toys, or toys that will not last a long time. I prefer rechargeable to batteries, and I like silicone, glass and steel because they will last forever. I refuse to purchase anything that I might have to throw away in a few months.
Further, I like to support companies like Tantus, who use green cleaners in their facility and reduce as much waste as possible. Taking care of the environment is sexy!
It definitely matters. I believe that it is rather selfish not to care about our deteriorating environment. It doesn't hurt to try and minimize the damage, there are plenty of greener toys being made now.