Sep 16, 2020

Child power pushes Lego to ditch plastic bags

Toy company Lego is to start phasing out plastic bags in its packaging from 2021 as it moves towards recyclable paper ones. The toy company will begin to phase out single-use plastic bags in Lego boxes to package the loose bricks from next year, when it will trial recyclable paper bags. Pressure has been growing on retailers to reduce their use of plastic bags and packaging. On Wednesday, UK supermarket chain Iceland announced it had joined forces with Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace, A Plastic Planet and Surfers Against Sewage to commit to greater transparency on plastic consumption. "UK supermarkets are starting to cut the amount of single-use plastic packaging they produce, but we need them to move faster and think bigger," said Greenpeace UK plastic campaigner Nina Schrank.

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