LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters
The world’s first prototype LEGO®brick made entirely from recycled plastic from discarded bottles has been revealed, and it wasn’t easy. Materials scientists and engineers spent the past 3-years testing over 250 variations of PET materials and hundreds of other plastic formulations to develop a prototype that meets all of their quality, safety and play requirements, such as clutch power. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.



This prototype was made from recycled PET sourced from suppliers in the United States that use US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) approved processes to ensure quality. It takes 1L plastic PET bottle to manufacture ten 2 x 4 LEGO bricks.

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LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters
LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters
LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters
LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters
LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters

We are super excited about this breakthrough. The biggest challenge on our sustainability journey is rethinking and innovating new materials that are as durable, strong and high quality as our existing bricks – and fit with LEGO elements made over the past 60 years. With this prototype we’re able to showcase the progress we’re making,” said Tim Brooks, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the LEGO Group.

LEGO Brick Prototype Recycled Plastic Reuters

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