The ocean is the life force of the Earth; it owns nearly 96.5 percent of all the Earth’s water. Water not only exist in the oceans but in the air as water vapor, in rivers & lakes, glaciers & icecaps, in the soil and ground too. However, we are doing everything to pollute it with tons of plastic, garbage, and other non-recyclable items. These are a threat to marine life, the ocean, and humanity. The planet is at risk for irreversible damage; do we know what we need to do?
More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die a plastic death per annum because alarmingly 88% percent of the sea’s surface is polluted. A dead sperm whale expired with 13 pounds of plastic in its stomach. An elephant at the Khao Khitchakut National Park inhaled his last with plastic bags in its intestines. What should we do about it?
Just like we have said ‘No’ to plastic bags, plastic straws, plastic bottles, disposable dishes – we have to say ‘NO’ to every sturdy plastic that can take hundreds of years to break down. Even Legos!
Lego undoubtedly is the most famed Chinese toy. It is also revealed that it’s amongst the most popular toys ever manufactured. Scientists by analyzing the chemical composition of Lego block have concluded that it may take 1,300 years to degrade, depending on the brick and condition. Sorry but this brick is just not Eco-friendly!
Second-hand Legos may be toxic for your child
Scientists from England said that other than passing old Lego down to children, it’s perhaps safer to buy new ones. They claimed that Lego blocks from the ’70s and ’80s were a BIG FLOP for the reason that they contained nine health-threatening chemicals.
As per the verdicts, parents should be cautious of old Lego with bright colors that stay bright for a longer period, mainly yellow and red.
As it’s common among young children to stick things in their mouths, they may be most susceptible to any possible exposure.
Donating old plastic toys truly means less manufacturing of plastic items, but the discovery concludes that such toys should be retired than given to young children.
When joy comes with a heavy price; this can be done
Are bioplastics better for the environment? The answer, YES.
Over 300 million tons of plastic are produced each year. 50% from which is for single-use purposes – used just for a couple of minutes, remains on the planet for several hundred years, and 8 million tons ends up in the ocean. It’s devastating!
Bio-plastic denotes a plastic that is made entirely from plants or any biological material other than petroleum. It can be made from microorganisms or simply by extracting sugar from plants like corn and sugarcane. The biggest advantage of bio-based plastic can be that it will add less carbon to the air cause they’re recurring the carbons plants drank up while developing.
LEGO SOON TO GO GREEN!
Lego re-announced that it’s making some of its toys from plant-based plastic. Given the revolt against plastic, the company’s iconic bricks will go 100 percent sustainable by 2030. As plastic is being avoided all over the world due to the harm it provides to the planet, the company is attempting to improve on the materials it uses.
Brooks declares, “We want to use plastic responsibly, and particularly where it is in high quality, durable, and reusable application. And that’s what Lego bricks are.”
Plastic can be made from soy; it can be made from grass, we can make plastic from corn, but there is one in particular that really caught our eyes – SUGARCANE.
Did we ever expect that sugarcane would be turned into Lego elements? We certainly did not. It is exciting to know how one day all Lego creatures will be just like plants.
Tim Brook, Vice President of Environmental Responsibility at the Lego Group said in March, “At the Lego Group, we want to make a positive impact on the world around us, and we are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials.” That means new blocks will be 98% polyethylene.
Protect the Environment – Prevent Pollution
Greentech is the new black; the world is keen on using technology that is environmentally friendly and less harmful. NextBridge is abiding by the rules of Green Technology with the increased use of natural resources in corporate offices. Because we believe that green technology will feed the world fresher green.