Mar 2, 2018

Lego goes green with sugarcane-based plastic

Lego's leaves, bushes and trees are going properly green after the Danish toymaker said they would be made with plastic sourced from sugarcane. The polyethylene pieces will make up just 1% to 2% of the total amount of plastic elements produced by Lego. Tim Brooks, the firm's vice-president of environmental responsibility, said: "This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials." Lego said the sugarcane was "Sourced sustainably", adding that the elements made with the new plastic had been tested to ensure they met the company's "High standards for quality and safety". Lego pieces are made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, which is based on crude oil.

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