What’s not to love about Lego? Those Christmas mornings pondering how to convert a box of bricks into a castle. Well, now they will be made from eco-friendly HEMP!
Lego Goes Green
The plastic brick company that became much more. Lego is one of the most recognisable brands in the world today.
The company says its bricks are enjoyed by kids globally. Totaling over six billion hours in yearly playtime.
“40 billion LEGO bricks stacked on top of one another would connect the earth with the moon”
So when the company decided to move to renewable hemp plastic. Naturally, we got excited, we love hemp!
In a report by Plastics News, Lego said they want a more eco-friendly material. That material is Hemp.
ECO LEGO? – Currently, Lego is made from oil-based plastics. The production of these materials can be very harmful to the environment. Hemp is incredibly eco-friendly, easy to grow and is a very hardy, resiliant plant…
Brief History of Lego
Looking back at old figures and Lego sets stir the memory. The very first Lego brick was created 87 years ago today.
Launched 10th August 1932 Lego has captivated kids imaginations. And confused tired adults on Christmas mornings.
“The company is currently using a plastic resin called acrylonitrile butadiene styrene, but we want to use a more environmentally friendly and more cost-effective material”
Currently, bricks are made from oil-based materials. Oil is well known for its negative effect on global ecology.
It is very encouraging to see such a large company do the right thing. Let us hope that many others follow suit.
MEMBER BERRIES – Do you remember your favourite Lego figures?! Being made from a more planet-friendly material will ensure Lego could be enjoyed for at least another 87 years…
Hemp is a durable, practical, cheaper alternative for plastics. And a whole array of vital products, materials we use daily.
Use has been traced to stone age man 10,000 years ago. It is only in the last 100 years that global usage has declined.
“Hemp is of first necessity to the wealth & protection of any great nation”
Over thousands of years, we have used hemp. Its unique qualities & resulting materials are matched by no other plant.
Of course, let us not forget the incredible anecdotal stories. About what the hemp can do medicinally. Google it.
FIELDS OF ALLSORTS – The amazing hemp plant has been grown for all sorts of different uses. Henry Ford once made a super-tough car chassis from Hemp plastic. You can no buy ‘hempcrete’ which is super strong, fireproof and incredibly insulating. LEARN MORE
Other Hemp Products
Hemp has been in use by us for thousands of years. In many different incarnations – not just medical either…
It takes a low amount of water to make a huge amount of hemp. Three crops yearly can be cultivated all over the world.
“The waste fibres from hemp crops can be transformed into high-performance energy storage devices, scientists say.”
The fibres are some of the toughest known to man. It can even outperform Graphene for some applications.
Hempcrete has been proven to be super tough. Its resilience to fire & lightweight qualities make it a superior material.
Beer and hemp go well together. Because hops and cannabis are essentially botanical cousins.
There are now a handful of breweries in the United States using hemp to make beer.
Of course, the mixture won’t be psychoactive. It won’t get you high either but hemp gives it an almost, weedy flavor.
Clothing & Apparel
Similar to rope, humans have been using the fibrous parts of the hemp plant to make textiles for thousands of years.
Hemp can be used to make fabric, which can then be turned into any piece of clothing imaginable.
Hard-wearing yet not restrictive to design. Lightweight and very long-lasting. Check out NEPAL HEMP CO
Save the Trees…
Paper is typically made out wood pulp. But it can also be made out of hemp fibers.
In fact, in a lot of ways, it makes much more sense to make paper out of hemp.
That’s because it’s significantly faster to grow a new crop of industrial hemp than it is a new forest of trees.
Also important – legal, high CBD hemp from the EU. Makes our products. Some of the most effective in UK.
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AND to celebrate their birthday, Lego is offering up to 50% in their sale. So grab yourself a bargain – HERE.