LEGO bins plastic blocks

LEGO has announced that it will be stopping the use of virgin plastics in the production of its blocks by 2030, and instead use plant-based materials.

A new eco-friendly line is being released that will use polyethylene made from sugar cane, and the company’s other products will follow these in due course.

LEGO has previously announced its desire to recycle and reduce the use of plastics, and to aim for “zero environmental impact on the planet”.

To this end it has set a target for zero waste to landfill by 2025, and in 2018 recycled 93 per cent of all waste from our operations. Additionally, all plastic waste produced during the moulding of bricks is recycled.

The company is also balanced in use by renewable energy, due to the investments made in offshore wind farms in Germany and the UK by KIRKBI – parent company of the LEGO Group. In 2018, the energy output from its investments in renewables was greater than the energy used at LEGO factories, offices and stores.

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