Late last year saw the official production and now release of Lego botanical elements. The new parts introduced to the production run include trees, leaves, and bushes all made from plant-based plastic sourced from Sugarcane.
The elements have been tested to ensure high standards, and are the first step in making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials, says Tim Brooks, vice president environmental sustainability at the Lego Group.
“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. We are proud that the first Lego elements made from sustainably sourced plastic are in production and will be in Lego boxes this year. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment of making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials,”
The Lego group in 2015 had invested $1 billion DDK in the search for sustainable materials, and now are making the move to use all sustainable materials for all its products.
The original plan in 2015 was to have completely sustainable bricks by 2030, and as the first lot has begun to roll out in certain products, it is likely the Lego Group are on its way to reaching its goal.