LEGO is moving to a totally renewed and ecological production with Hemp by 2030 says tthe website. LEGO has served as the literal building block for generations of children’s toys. Using an oil-based plastic material known as ABS, it’s no surprise that LEGO has faced its fair share of environmental concerns. Because of this, LEGO has committed to finding a renewable replacement for their plastic by the year 2030, and that material is hemp. The branded toy bricks loved by children is going green.
Hemp is in fact an ideal base material for the manufacture of plastic because of its high cellulose content, which varies between 70 and 80% that’s according to Hemp Plastic.
Australian company Zeoform has been working for several years on the advancement of biodegradable hemp technologies. Today, the company claims a new type of very robust plastic made entirely from hemp. The material can be injected or blow moulded in countless products ranging from buttons to straws, home furniture, Frisbees. And even toy building blocks …
Zeoform, has patented their product derived from hemp cellulose fibres which they’ve converted into an industrial, highly malleable material.
The material is non-toxic, biodegradable and can produce commercial and a range of industrial grade materials.