As we are currently learning to reduce, recycle and recycle, I thought this post about Lego looking to find a new environmentally material to use would be of interest to kids too.
LEGO’s toy dominance over the last half century has been built on petroleum-based plastics. The toy company is investing hundreds of millions of dollars
dedicated to research, development and implementation of new, sustainable, raw materials to manufacture LEGO elements as well as packaging materials.
By 2030, the Danish-based toy company says that their plastic bricks will no longer be made from the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks LEGO produces each year.
Roar Trangbaek, press officer for the LEGO Group said,
“You could say that it’s a logical place for us to find a way of reducing our environmental footprint. If you look at our CO2 footprint as a company, the majority of our impact comes from offscreen activities—basically what happens before we receive any raw materials in our factory.”
Three-fourths of LEGO’s carbon footprint comes from the extraction and refinement of oil used in its toys. The company is involved with other…
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