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I recently blogged a calculation of the carbon footprint
of my Lego purchases in 2014. Spoiler alert: I worked out that buying around 20,000 new bricks in a year makes me responsible for about 330 Kg of CO2 emissions, which is roughly the same as a trip from London to Glasgow and back in a small efficient car.
As someone who cares about the environment, it's a relief to know my hobby probably isn't too damaging. Of course, that figure doesn't take into account things like travelling to shows and LUG meetings, which is probably not too bad for me since I mostly display locally, but could get quite large for those who travel far and wide in the name of Lego.
Anyway, I'd be interested to know if anyone else has thought about these things or tried to work out their own Lego-related impact on the environment? Have I missed anything in my calculations?
(Whether or not you believe in climate change, please
let's not bother debating it's existence here. There are plenty of other places to argue about that if you really want to. Oh, and mods please move this if it's in the wrong place.)