Oil-less Plastic

The molecular composition of Legos hasn’t changed since the day it was introduced to the world 57 years ago. By 2030, it will change, quite drastically in fact. Lego is pursuing an oil-less alternative to its plastic. From Adele Peters, writing for Fast Company:

Lego’s 57-year-old toy empire was built on plastic. But now the giant Danish toy company is investing millions into getting rid of it. By 2030, Lego bricks will no longer be made from ABS, the oil-based plastic in the 60 billion blocks the company makes each year.