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September 26, 2023

Lego finds that recycling plastic bottles into bricks doesn't stack up

By JAN M. OLSEN
Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Denmark's Lego said on Monday that it remains committed to its quest to find sustainable materials to reduce carbon emissions, even after an experiment by the world's largest toymaker to use recycled bottles did not work.

Lego said it has “decided not to progress” with making its trademark colorful bricks from recycled plastic bottles made of polyethylene terephthalate, known as PET, and after more than two years of testing “found the material didn't reduce carbon emissions.”


 
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