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Paper instead of plastic! On September 15, the global toy giant Lego group announced that it plans to invest up to $400million in three years to further promote its sustainable development and social projects. The investment will include long-term investment projects and daily costs

in the past 10 years, LEGO Group has taken a series of actions to create a better world with upper beams and lower devices and upper jaws for the next generation. At the same time, it believes that giving priority to environmental protection and social development has become an urgent and important issue at present. Next, LEGO Group will begin to phase out the disposable plastic bags in LEGO product packaging boxes, and realize the use of sustainable materials in all packaging by 2025

in addition, Lego will further invest in creating more sustainable products, realizing zero waste and carbon neutral operation, recycling and encouraging children to learn sustainable development through play

since 2021, recyclable paper bags certified by the Forest Stewardship Council will be tested in LEGO Group product packaging boxes

Niels B Christiansen, CEO of LEGO Group, said: "we have received many letters from children, who are very concerned about environmental issues and hope that we will stop using disposable plastic packaging. We spent some time looking for alternative materials, and the enthusiasm and ideas of the children inspired us to start making changes."

removing disposable plastic bags from existing packaging is not a simple task, because new materials must be durable, light-weight and can improve the experience of building block splicing. A series of sample bags made of different sustainable materials have been tested by hundreds of parents and children. Among them, paper bags, which are environmentally friendly and easy to open, are popular with children and will be tried out in 2021

LEGO Group will continue to carry out sustainable materials projects and employ more than 150 experts to develop sustainable products and packaging. LEGO Group set a goal in 2015 that the sample is likely to be mixed with recycled materials before 2030, which is the first domestic goal to develop all its products made of sustainable materials. The group will expand the application of bio based building block particles (such as products extracted from sugarcane), which currently account for nearly 2% of all particles produced by the company

LEGO Group will continue to carry out research work, research new and more sustainable plastic materials from renewable and recyclable resources, and cooperate with research institutions and companies that develop new recyclable and bio based material production technologies to find new materials with the same durability and high quality as the materials used today

the investment of this plan includes two expenditures, involving the development of new sustainable materials and the investment in manufacturing equipment

LEGO Group will achieve carbon neutrality in the manufacturing process in 2022. In order to achieve this goal, all factories of LEGO Group will install more solar panels and supplement energy supply by purchasing renewable energy. LEGO Group will further invest in improving the use of energy as a kind of bio functional high-molecular with important utilization value, such as installing new systems and using ambient air for cooling in the production process of Lego building block particles

improving waste treatment and reducing water consumption can further reduce the impact of enterprise operations on the environment. By 2025, LEGO Group will not produce waste that needs to be landfilled; By 2022, the water demand will be reduced by 10%

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