Our sustainable materials ambition
Playing with paper packaging
As a next step, on our journey towards a 100% sustainable packaging, we will begin to phase out single-use plastic bags, used in LEGO boxes, to package the loose bricks. Several prototypes made from a range of different sustainable materials have so far been tested with hundreds of parents and children. From 2021, recyclable paper bags, certified by the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®C117818) will be trialed in boxes. If successful the new bags will be phased in over a four-year period, from 2021.
During 2020, we also phased out plastic carry bags in our LEGO® retail stores and replaced them with bags made from sustainably sourced paper.
Circularity inspires us
The LEGO System in Play supports the principles of circular design – a product made of quality materials that can be used and reused – and the quality, durability, safety and consistency of LEGO bricks means they’re often reused, handed down or passed on.
In 2020, we became a member of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation network as part of our efforts to design more ‘circular’ products and packaging and explore new business models. As a part of this partnership we hosted a webinar to inspire teenagers on circular economy.
Reducing our CO2 impact
Total carbon emissions
Science Based Target
Zero waste to landfill
Our journey towards our environmental sustainability goals
Our ambitions within sustainable materials are bold and require the invention of entirely new materials! We are on the journey towards our 2030 goal and making progress along the way on all our environmental sustainability ambitions; materials, packaging, carbon efficiency and zero waste, by joining forces with children, our employees, experts and NGOs.
Unfold the timeline below to review our journey.