LEGO’s Sustainable Toy Bricks Are Made From Sugar Cane
The toy company has started producing Lego pieces with a special plant-plastic that is more eco-friendly
Plastic has become ubiquitous in today’s products, so some companies are making the effort to make their goods more eco-friendly. LEGO is joining their ranks by replacing some of their iconic plastic bricks with ones made of sugar cane. These special bricks will consist of soft, durable and flexible polyethylene plastic, made using sugar cane ethanol. While currently this special plant plastic will be used to make the leaf, bush and tree-shaped elements in new sets, LEGO has vowed to make all of its products out of sugar cane by the year 2030.
“We are proud that the first Lego elements made from sustainably sourced plastic are in production and will be in LEGO boxes this year. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment to making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials,” Tim Brooks, LEGO’s vice president of environmental responsibility told Dezeen.
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