Sustainable packaging

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LEGO bricks are designed to be reused and handed down through generations, but LEGO boxes and other packaging are often quickly disposed. As some of the LEGO packaging contains single-use disposable plastics, which today are not sustainable, and in some cases cannot be recycled by consumers, the LEGO Group is actively taking measures to improve its packaging sustainability.

In 2018 we brought forwards our sustainable packaging ambitions from 2030 to 2025, acknowledging the need to do more sooner.

LEGO boxes in different sizes

By 2025 our ambition is that LEGO packaging is:

  • Renewable: 100% of LEGO boxes, bags, and special packaging are to be made from recycled or sustainably sourced plant-based materials.
  • Efficient: ongoingly exploring ways to optimize packaging, balancing consumer appeal with environmental action.
  • Recyclable: designing packaging that facilitates consumers to recycle in our major markets
Currently, the majority of LEGO® packaging, by weight, is cardboard or paper-based which is recyclable, sustainably sourced and certified by the Forest Stewardship Council. We have already taken some great steps towards achieving this goal.