Tag: LEGO

Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

March 26, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown “clean” meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama. To produce fine starch fibers using electrospinning, electricity is applied to a starch solution as it dispenses from a nozzle. […]

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Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

Lego says it wants bio but not biodegradable plastics

December 10, 2018 |

In Denmark, ICIS reports that Lego has chosen to focus on the sourcing side of bioplastics rather than the degradability properties some bioplastics offer because of concerns that biodegradable plastics could jeopardize child safety. The company undertook an internal assessment of its carbon footprint and found that most of the impact was upstream in its […]

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Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

Lego wants to go 100% renewable materials by 2030 but needs help

September 4, 2018 |

In Denmark, the New York Times reports that LEGO is on the hunt for a sustainable material to replace the current petroleum-based acrylonitrile butadiene styrene it uses for its plastic bricks so it can go 100% green by 2030. The company is already using sugarcane ethanol-based plastic for some of its elements but it’s not […]

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LEGO® to use Bonsucro certified bio-PET for its botanical elements

LEGO® to use Bonsucro certified bio-PET for its botanical elements

March 1, 2018 |

In Denmark, LEGO® botanical elements such as leaves, bushes and trees will be made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane in the future and will appear in LEGO boxes already in 2018. Production has started on a range of sustainable LEGO® elements made from plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane. The new sustainable LEGO ‘botanical’ elements […]

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LEGO commits $150M to search for sustainable alternative plastics

LEGO commits $150M to search for sustainable alternative plastics

June 23, 2015 |

$150 million, 100+ employees, a new sustainable materials center, and a commitment to move off fossil fuels dependency by 2030. From Denmark comes the news that LEGO will replace its fossil-based plastics by 2030 with sustainable alternatives. The company announced that it will invest $150 million in the effort to cover research, development and implementation […]

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