Building a sustainable future
The company made progress against its ambition to create more sustainable products. In June it unveiled a prototype brick made from recycled single-use PET bottles, an important step in reducing its reliance on non-renewable raw materials. It also completed a successful trial of paper bags designed to replace single-use plastic in boxes and will begin phasing in the new paper packaging in early 2022. This development ensures the Group remains on track to make all packaging 100 per cent sustainable by 2025.
In 2022, baseplates will be changing from their current plastic packaging to more sustainable paper packaging. As a result, they are changing the set number as well.
Over the next few months, you will likely see some products with “retiring soon” branding or perhaps a local retailer reporting that they are no longer able to order certain products. We want to share ahead of time that there is no need to be alarmed about baseplates.
In 2022, baseplates will be changing from their current plastic packaging to more sustainable paper packaging. Besides packaging, there are no additional changes with the LEGO baseplates and you will still be able to get the same colours and sizes in 2022 that you can purchase today. You can expect to see the new packaging around March 1, 2022.