In the wake of climate change and the plastic pollution crisis, iconic toy company LEGO recently announced that it plans to stop the production of plastic blocks by 2030 and all pieces will be made from plant-based materials. The new blocks will be made from polyethylene, which is made from sugar cane.
Tim Brooks, Vice President of environmental responsibility at LEGO, said: “At Lego, we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and we are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable material.”
LEGO also announced the brand will use 100% renewable energy by 2020 and recently launched the Replay initiative to recycle old toys.
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