Lego to start using plant-based plastic for many of its products | GBRI

Danish toy manufacturer Lego has made an announcement that it will now use plant-based plastic to make many of its products in order to tackle the problem of plastic waste. Since 1963, Lego bricks have been made with a strong oil-based plastic called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.

The company will use polyethylene, sourced from sugarcane, to manufacture these plant-based plastic products. The new product range will be a soft, durable, and flexible polyethylene made from ethanol.

The sugarcane used is sourced in accordance with guidance from the Bioplastic Feedstock Alliance and is certified by the Bonsucro Chain of Custody standard for responsibly sourced sugarcane, the Lego Group says. All suppliers must comply with the company’s code of conduct, which has requirements for ethical, environmental, and health and safety standards based on top global guidelines.

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