Leading children's toy producer LEGO is showing how to ecycle and leverage a circular economy.
With plastic being the main material for LEGO, the firm has taken on the task of identifying the best use cases for their miniature building blocks at their end-of-life stage.
At their headquarters in Demark, the company used nearly 11,000 pounds of recycled LEG pieces in the furnishings of their campus. The building spans over 54,000 square meters and houses over 2,000 employees.
Additionally, any recycled LEGO was utilized to build outdoor furniture for the campus.
This is just one of the ways that LEGO has contributed to a circular economy with the main goal of eliminating single-use plastic and circulating materials that are already in use.
A few years ago, LEGO also announced that they would be swapping out their plastics for sustainably-sourced materials as one step toward achieving this. Ever since, the company has executed by creating plant-based building blocks.
Additionally, sustainable packaging is in development, and, by 2025, the company plans to make all cartons from recycled materials while designing them in a way where it's extremely easy for consumers to recycle them.