Good news for environmentally-mindful amateur architects!

LEGO has announced a new line of botanical elements such as trees, plants, and bushes sourced from sugar cane to help reduce its plastic footprint. While these natural elements only account for a small percentage of LEGO’s overall output, the company’s goal is to use this bioplastic for all of its bricks by 2030.

“At the Lego Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials,” said Tim Brooks, Lego’s vice president of environmental responsibility.

“We are proud that the first Lego elements made from sustainably sourced plastic are in production and will be in Lego boxes this year. This is a great first step in our ambitious commitment to making all Lego bricks using sustainable materials.”

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