22 Jun '15, 8pm

LEGO invests $150 million to make a better, more sustainable building brick

, we have an enduring affection for LEGO bricks —but they do have a nagging problem; the blocks and all their packaging are made of plastic, which is pretty darn horrible for the environment. While some folks have tried to offer sustainable alternatives—notably the rather drab-looking Earth Blocks —LEGO hasn’t stepped forward with their own eco-friendly alternative. But that is set to change, as the company just announced that they will invest $150 million to build a sustainable materials research center at their headquarters in Denmark. LEGO is hiring over 100 specialists in material science to shape the new, green future of everyone’s favorite building brick.

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/lego-just-invested-150-million-to-ma...

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