Jun 23, 2021

Lego aims to make bricks from recycled bottles on sale in two years

Toy giant Lego is aiming to put bricks made from recycled drinks bottles on shelves within two years. Lego makes about 3,500 different bricks and shapes, but faces the challenge of coming up with a sustainable product that can last years - decades, even. Mr Brooks, Lego's vice president of sustainability, said the two types of blocks should fit together and be interchangeable like any Lego product. Lego.In 2018, Lego set a goal to make all of its core products from sustainable materials by 2030.As part of these efforts, Mr Brooks said the company had developed prototype bricks made from polyethylene terephthalate bottles, with some other chemicals added. Lego makes between 110 and 120 billion plastic pieces per year, and all but about 5% are currently made from ABS.The remainder are made from a polymer that comes from sugar cane from which Lego makes its plastic plants.

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