LEGO launching 'sustainable' plant-sourced bricks later this year

LEGO launching 'sustainable' plant-sourced bricks later this year

LEGO launching 'sustainable' plant-sourced bricks later this year

"LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018".

"We are proud that the first Lego elements made from sustainably-sourced plastic are in production and will be in Lego boxes this year", Tim Brooks, the Lego Group's vice president for environmental responsibility, said in a statement.

Lego says the new plant-based elements are technically identical to those produced using conventional plastic.

The company said that although the new items are made from polyethylene, a soft and flexible plastic, they look and feel just like classic Lego pieces and will fit together seamlessly.

"At the Lego Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials", said Tim Brooks, Lego's vice president of environmental responsibility.

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However, the new polyethylene elements will only make up "1-2 percent" of the total amount of conventional plastic the company now produces.

"It is thought that the phenomenon is due to almost 4.8 million Lego toy parts falling overboard from a container ship in a storm off Land's End in 1997".

The pieces will be made in accordance with the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance (BFA) and are certified by the Bonsucro Chain of Custody - which is the gold-standard, and gold-star for the responsible production of sugar cane-based products.

Lego said the sustainably-sourced items would account for only 1-2 percent of the total amount of plastic pieces it produces, adding that it has joined a World Wildlife Fund (WWF) program to ensure the raw material is sustainable.

There is no common definition of a sustainable material. Along with sourcing 100 percent of its energy needs from renewables, it has also set a 2030 target to reach zero waste across all its operations.

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