Lego will sell its first sustainable pieces later this year

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Lego has announced that its first brick pieces made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugar cane will go on sale later this year. Production has started on the sustainable pieces, which include “botanical elements” like leaves, bushes, and trees. The new pieces are made from polyethylene, a soft and durable plastic, and Lego notes that they are “technically identical to those produced using conventional plastic.” The polyethylene bricks make up about 1 to 2 percent of Lego’s total plastic elements. Lego’s current bricks are made from oil-based plastics.

The company says the move is part of its aim to use sustainable materials in its core products and packaging by 2030. The Danish company has previously invested 1 billion Danish…

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