The playtime of your child is going to be a way lot sweeter and safer as Lego is going green with its materials. The Danish toymaker just confirmed that it has already started production on a new line of Lego elements made from plastic sourced from sustainably grown sugarcane.
“We want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials,” Tim Brooks, vice president, environmental responsibility at the Lego Group, said in a statement. “This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials.”
Lego’s botanical parts, such as trees, bushes, and leaves will be made from polyethylene created with ethanol made from sugarcane. However, you won’t find any difference in those new pieces, because the plant-based polyethylene contains same properties as traditional polyethylene.
While this plant-based plastic will make up just 1% to 2% of the total plastics produced by Lego, Brooks said: “This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials.”
This noble move is a part of Lego’s pledge to transition to using sustainable materials in its products and packaging by 2030. These green pieces will be released in sets from this year onwards.