Oil-free Lego bricks – level 2

02-10-2023 15:00

Lego, a famous toy company from Denmark, stopped trying to make its bricks without using oil-based plastics.

Lego found out that a new material which they tried actually produces more carbon emissions. Lego’s CEO said that they tested many materials but couldn’t find a good one but they are still working on this and want to make their toys using eco-friendly materials by 2032.

Lego started trying to replace plastic bricks with eco-friendly ones in 2020. The hard part is finding a material that is good for the environment and still looks and sounds like the old plastic bricks.

Difficult words: oil-based (using oil or materials which come from oil), eco-friendly (not harming the natural world), replace (to use something instead of something else).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

What challenges has Lego faced in trying to make eco-friendly bricks that look and sound like their traditional plastic bricks?


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