Friday, June 20, 2008

Green Legos?

I decided to see how bad the plastic in Legos really is and if they do indeed use recycled plastic. Here is some info and a petition to ask Lego to use recycled content.

PS. The petition is "closed", but the info is still interesting.

2 comments:

fredbunch said...

Hey - hope y'all are doing well. This is from your clueless cousin. I've been trying to "go green" in the last month or so, and have read a blog of someone who tried to avoid plastic completely. Can you point me to some information about the evil in plastic? Also, as I've thought of avoiding plastic, it seems that it surrounds me as if it's unavoidable.

Thanks,

me

Leeanthro said...

Fredbunch-

Don't become overwhelmed trying to avoid ALL plastic. It's nearly impossible in this day and age. What you can do is reduce the amount of plastic, buy refillable products (the larger refill containers usually use less plastic packaging), and use only the "better" numbers of plastic ("better" being a relative term).

It's easy to remember the better and worse plastics. Hold out one hand. Each finger is numbered and your middle finger is #3. 3 is bad, and so are 6 and 7 which are on your other hand. I always use this device when at stores trying to pick the lesser of two evils.

Good luck! Just make small changes which will add up in time!

Linda-I'll sign the petition. You would think with the crazy amount of plastic that Lego uses that they would have tapped into using recycled a long time a go! There is a company making plastic toys out of recycled milk jugs, but they don't have building blocks yet. And they are actually made in the US reducing the number of miles a toy has to travel from manufacture to toy box.

www.greentoys.com