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Lego presents prototype of recycled PET brick

Lego bricks with recycled PET content in a mould
The new prototype uses plastic from discarded bottles
to meet Lego's strict quality requirements.
03.07.2021 − 

Danish toy company Lego has presented its first prototype Lego brick made of recycled plastic. “The new prototype, which uses PET plastic from discarded bottles, is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company’s strict quality and safety requirements,” Lego said on 23 June.

However, it will be some time before the recycled bricks are produced on an industrial scale. Lego says it plans to continue testing and developing the PET formulation. This next phase of testing, which will include finding out how to colour the material, is expected to take “at least a year”. Lego will then assess whether to move to the pilot production phase.

According to the company, the prototype is made from recycled PET sourced from US suppliers that use processes approved by the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) to ensure quality.

The full article appears in the print and e-paper issues of EUWID Recycling & Waste Management (13/2021). Online subscribers can access the report immediately here:

E-Paper EUWID Recycling & Waste Management

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