Here's a press release about an exciting new development in the manufacture of LEGO parts:
The LEGO Group today unveiled a prototype LEGO brick made from recycled plastic, the latest step in its journey to make LEGO products from sustainable materials.
The new prototype, which uses PET plastic from discarded bottles, is the first brick made from a recycled material to meet the company’s strict quality and safety requirements.
A team of more than 150 people are working to find sustainable solutions for LEGO products. Over the past three years, materials scientists and engineers tested over 250 variations of PET materials and hundreds of other plastic formulations. The result is a prototype that meets several of their quality, safety and play requirements – including clutch power.
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Sometimes such sounds - suggesting some structural shaping shortly - simply soothe.
If only they would start making the tires out of recycled tires.
Recycled plastic of this sort can currently be cleaned and processed more effectively, especially since unlike tires plastic bottles are non-porous and don't retain chemical residue to nearly the same extent.