Lego Plantlife Gets Greener

 2nd March 2018


Lego's new plant-based plastic leaves, trees and bushes.

Lego has started production of a new sustainable range of pieces that will join the popular plastic brick.

The new elements are made from plant-based plastics that are sourced from sugarcane. The new material will be used for leaves, bushes, and tree-shaped pieces – the botanical elements of the Lego world.

The introduction of plant-based plastic is part of Lego Group’s commitment to use sustainable materials in its core products and packaging by 2030.


The new elements are fully compatible with Lego’s existing range of bricks and will even fit together with components made decades ago. The company promises that the new sustainable pieces meet the high standards for quality and safety that customers have come to expect from Lego.

Technically identical to elements produced using conventional plastic, the new elements are made from polyethylene, which is a soft, durable and flexible plastic.

Tim Brooks, Vice President, Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group said:“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.”

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