Barbie releasing Jane Goodall doll made of recycled plastic

Read the full story at The Hill.

Mattel on Tuesday announced that the Barbie brand will be releasing a Jane Goodall doll made of recycled plastic to recognize the renowned anthropologist.

The new product, part of Barbie’s “Inspiring Women” series, is available at retailers immediately and coincides with the 62-year anniversary of Goodall’s famed first visit to Gombe National Park in Tanzania.

Mattel expands sustainable products with carbon neutral toys

Read the full story at Environment + Energy Leader.

Mattel is expanding its sustainable product offering with new products from its Mega and Matchbox brands. The expanded offering is in line with Mattel’s goal to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable or bio-based plastic materials in all its products and packaging by 2030. 

LEGO Replay lets you donate your old LEGO bricks

LEGO Replay is a simple-to-use platform that allows you to pass forward your much-loved LEGO bricks and share the power of play with kids in need.

The program accepts:

  • LEGO® System, DUPLO® and Technic™ Bricks and Elements from single or multiple sets
  • LEGO® Minifigures and Mini-dolls (no need to disassemble)
  • LEGO® Baseplate

Visit the LEGO Reply website for more information.

How Lego perfected the recycled plastic brick

Read the full story at Wired.

After 72 years and billions of interlocking polymer toy bricks, the company finally has an eco-friendly alternative.

Lego develops first bricks made from recycled plastic bottles

Read the full story in The Guardian.

Activists welcome move but warn recycling should not be default solution to plastics crisis.