The LEGO Group recently revealed a new prototype and it's the first-ever recycled plastic LEGO. Created from PET plastic made from discarded bottles, it's the first toy brick of its kind to be created from recycled materials. In 2018, the brand revealed polyethylene plastic pieces made from sugarcane waste-derived ethanol and this soft material was only able to create soft, semi-flexible items like plants and trees, and not the classic bricks. Now, LEGO has found a potential solution that offers the same rigidity and durability as its original pieces.
Although it will likely be a few more years before the recycled plastic LEGO in the developmental stages is made available for purchase, it has the potential to help the brand meet more of its sustainability goals.