In 2018, it began producing elements from bio-polyethylene (bio-PE), made from sustainably sourced sugarcane. Many LEGO sets contain elements made from bio-PE which is perfect for making smaller, softer pieces such as trees, branches, leaves and accessories for minifigures.
Do LEGO use recycled plastic?
LEGO has moved on from bendy bioplastic to making a new prototype block that is fabricated from PET plastic from discarded bottles. It is the very first brick made from a recycled material to meet most of LEGO’s requirements for its standard ABS bricks.
Does LEGO biodegrade?
No, Legos are not biodegradable. This is a result of the ABS, which makes up 80% of them. ABS is even more toxic than regular plastics, which take 100 to 1000 years to biodegrade.
Are Legos ABS plastic?
Since 1963, most LEGO pieces have been made of a high-quality plastic called ABS. It provides the unique connective grip (clutch power), high gloss and colors LEGO bricks are known for.
Are LEGOs bad for the environment?
In 2018, the Lego Group’s greenhouse gas emissions — encompassing its own operations and supply chain — came to 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents. Breaking that figure down, the firm says that its own operations accounted for 12% of total emissions.
Are LEGOs environmentally friendly?
The LEGO Group has two ambitious targets – to make all packaging sustainable by 2025 and all products sustainable by 2030. Today, the company is announcing plans to further the sustainability agenda by providing education to children, increase the reuse of bricks and make manufacturing carbon neutral.