Wednesday, February 8, 2012

GREEN LEGO?

For those folks who love Lego but feel the plastic blocks are not Eco-freindly, there is a solution!

The alternative is called earth blocks!

Made from of a composite of cedar tree bark, compressed dust from sawn cedar logs, and coffee beans — as well as just enough polypropylene to hold it all together — these bricks might convince even the most ardent environmentalist to sit down and play.

There are no color sets - I suppose we could send the m,manufactures a batch of Rec Ochre. They retain the muted, natural hues of the raw ingredients.The blocks  come in just one shape and size, and you can buy a pack of 50 from the Guggenheim for $30.

The LEGO Group was first company in the toy industry, to sign  the UN Global Compact in 2003.Each year they provide a Progress Report  targeted to those who are interested in the detailed follow-up on progress of the LEGO Group regarding Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) activities linked to the LEGO Group’s ability.

The optimization of energy use is high on the company’s agenda, and over the past few years the plant in Billund, Denmark installed, and third party verified, energy saving initiatives equalling a 10 GWh annual saving or around 10% of the total energy consumption at the site. The optimization is continuing while the next phase of looking into the generation of renewable energy is initiated.

Of course, the blocks are really re-recyclable. Some of the Lego my kids play with was handed down from my older cousins who played with them before they got shipped down to Newfoundland from Ontario. My brothers played with them, and now the boys do. I doubt many get thrown out.


If you have any lonely Lego sitting in your attic, garage or basement that need a loving home, drop me a line, we would love to take them off your hands and pay the fun forward.

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