In LEGO‘s bid to use 100% sustainable materials in its packaging by 2025, they have announced that they will be doing away with plastic bags in all their LEGO Brand Stores around the world.
Paper bags that are made from 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified paper, will be replacing their plastic counterparts by the end of 2020.
This is great news that LEGO is doing their part of making the world more sustainable although I hope that their new paper bags will look like this.
As part of the LEGO Group’s ambition to use 100% sustainable materials in its packaging, the company is replacing single-use plastic retail bags with ones made from sustainably sourced paper.
[Billund, November 2019] The LEGO Group announced today that it will phase out plastic retail bags in all LEGO® Stores globally in 2020. The move, which is part of the LEGO Group’s ambition to use 100% sustainable materials in its packaging by 2025, will see all plastic retail bags replaced with ones made from sustainably sourced paper across the fleet of more than 500 stores.
The new paper bags will be introduced in stores once they have used up existing stocks of plastic retail bags to ensure no unnecessary waste is generated. The paper bags are made from 100% Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) certified paper and are fully recyclable.
The LEGO Group’s sustainable packaging ambition focuses on finding sustainable packaging alternatives by 2025 that are:
So far, the LEGO Group has taken several steps to improve the sustainability of its packaging:
The LEGO Group believes a new sustainable material must have an ever-lighter footprint than the material it replaces across key environmental and social impact areas such as fossil resource use, human rights and climate change.
About sustainability at the LEGO Group
The LEGO Group strives to make a positive impact on society and the planet, which our children will inherit, and it is this focus on future generations that drives our work. We believe we have a responsibility to minimise the environmental impact of our operations and have set an ambitious target of using sustainable materials in packaging by 2025, and in materials by 2030. The LEGO Group also partners with the World Wildlife Fund for Nature (WWF), as part of efforts to reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing and supply chain operations and promote global action on climate change.
Through investments in wind and solar power, the energy used to make LEGO bricks is balanced by the production of renewable energy.
For more information visit: www.LEGO.com/AboutUs/Responsibility