Oil-free Lego bricks – level 3

02-10-2023 15:00

Danish toymaker Lego has abandoned a high-profile project to replace oil-based plastics in its bricks.

They discovered that using a new material made from recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET) would result in higher carbon emissions. Lego’s CEO Niels Christiansen explained that they had tested numerous materials but failed to find a suitable alternative. Nevertheless, Lego remains committed to sustainability and plans to create toys from eco-friendly materials by 2032.

The company embarked on this journey in 2020 to replace its plastic bricks with sustainable options. The main challenge was finding a material that was both environmentally friendly and retained the same color, shine, and sound as the oil-based plastic bricks.

Difficult words: abandon (to give up), embark (to start a journey), retain (continue to have, keep).

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