Lego wants to completely remake its toy bricks
The famous toy bricks that everyone is familiar with could soon be made entirely from plant-based or recycled materials in just under ten years, the company hopes. The change of materials has come after worldwide concerns about the impact of plastic waste on the environment. Lego emits about a million tons of carbon dioxide each year, with about three-quarters coming from raw materials that go into factories. It is hoped the company can reduce its carbon footprint by getting rid of plastic inside of its cardboard packaging. To achieve these changes, the company is reportedly investing about 1 billion kroner and hiring about 100 people to research into plastic-alternatives.
- Evening Standard –