This OggaDoon Loves comes to you from our wonderful work experience team member, Lara!
Ever wanted to make a positive impact on the world around us but you’re unsure on how to go about doing this? Perhaps, you are also a fanatic of Lego (whether that’s playing with your kids or you are the big kid yourself!).
Well, a new scheme has been put in place to produce plant-based plastic lego sourced from sugarcane, designed to encourage children’s imaginations to run wild and free whilst being sustainable, and still high quality and safe to use. I know, how cool!
This move is part of LEGO Group’s responsibility to become sustainable with regards to products and packaging by 2030. This is a commendable commitment, which will help to make desirable improvements with regards to social impacts such as fossil resource use, climate change and human rights, just to name a few.
“Children and parents will not notice any difference in the quality or appearance of the new elements, because plant-based polyethylene has the same properties as conventional polyethylene,” says Tim Brooks. Also, rumour has it that LEGO bricks produced decades apart can still fit together! How crazy!
Here at OggaDoon, we have specialist knowledge of the environmental sectors and we thrive for encouraging people to fall in love with nature and the environment around us. The natural world has so much to offer us that we’re not exploring, and this project by Lego is a brilliant example of how we can gain from the planet without taking advantage of it.
This on-going project is innovative, unique, and creative, and hopefully will prove impressive and successful to all those eco-friendly people out there (and of course you Lego lovers.) So, ‘Lego of all your doubts’ and watch this wonderful project come together.