Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

Lego has announced it will invest $400 million over the next three years to step up efforts to produce its colourful bricks using sustainable materials instead of oil-based plastic. The investment will help Lego to reach a target of becoming carbon neutral by 2022 in terms of its production, as well as phase out single-use plastic in packaging by 2025, and replace plastic bricks with … Continue reading Lego set to replace its plastic bricks with ones made from sustainable materials by end of the decade

Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Amsterdam-based designer Maurizio Montalti – who has created pieces of furniture from a fungus-based material – is proving that mycelium can be used to replace plastic and other materials that are tough to recycle. By combining mycelium, the “root structure of fungus”, with agricultural waste such as wheat, rapeseed and flax, Maurizio Montalti has created a new material, which he has used in the design … Continue reading Designer Maurizio Montalti develops mycelium-based material and products as a solution to plastic problem

Ecolunchware’s wheatstraw lunchboxes offer a plastic-alternative to carry food

Wheatstraw, an agricultural waste by-product, is being been transformed in to simple and stylish lunch boxes by Ecolunchware. The compartment lunch boxes, which come in three sizes, are made from organic wheatstraw, offering a plastic-free alternative to carry food. Each lunchbox also comes with a knife and fork made from the toxin-free material. Ecolunchware aims to source more products normally made from plastic and replace … Continue reading Ecolunchware’s wheatstraw lunchboxes offer a plastic-alternative to carry food