Lego Cut down Single Use Plastic Packaging
LEGO, to start emphasising on the cut down of single-use plastic bags used to package loose bricks in boxes from early next year, as this step took up to make its products and packaging more sustainable over the next three years with a $400m global investment.
Lego, aims to make all its packaging more feasible by the end of 2025, and will put off the clear plastic bags with easy recyclable, sustainably sourced paper bags certified by the FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) as part of a trial.
Primarily a range of different sustainable materials have been tested by hundreds of parents and children.
Lego Group chief executive, Niels B Christiansen Said “We have received many letters from children about the environment asking us to remove single-use plastic packaging. We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the change.”
Lego bricks have been made with a strong, oil-based plastic known as acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) since 1963, although other pieces in its sets do not need such strong materials.
Two year ago,the first LEGO pieces made from plant-based bio-plastic sourced from sugar cane went on sale, initially more “flexible” pieces such as green leaves, bushes and trees, although since extended further to cover dragon wings and car wash brushes. The company has pledged to expand its use of this material, which currently accounts for less than 2% of all pieces.
Lego, targets to achieve zero waste to landfill by the end of 2025 and carbon-neutral manufacturing operations by the end of 2022.
Such a great step taken by Lego!