Lego’s plastic pledge

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A slew of letters from children concerned about plastic pollution has prompted Lego to pledge to switch to cardboard packaging for its products from 2021.

As well as ditching single-use plastic packaging, the brand has committed to finding an alternative material for its iconic building blocks, which are made out of plastic.

“We have received many letters from children about the environment asking us to remove single-use plastic packaging,” Lego Group chief executive, Niels B Christiansen, told the BBC. “We have been exploring alternatives for some time and the passion and ideas from children inspired us to begin to make the change.”

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