Getting Rid of Old LEGOs Just Got Easier

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The age-old query of mother and father in all places—What do I do with all these freaking LEGOs?—might lastly have a superb reply. LEGO has teamed up with a logistics firm to gather all these tiny laborious plastic bricks you’ve been stepping on for years, clear them and donate them to youngsters in want.

LEGO and Give Back Box have launched a pilot program referred to as “Replay” to gather used LEGOs from anyplace within the United States and donate them to Teach for America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston to be rebuilt and replayed.

The program ought to make it simpler for folks to unload their bins of used LEGOs, which generally is a notoriously cumbersome course of. They’re laborious to wash, they’ll’t be recycled, many charities received’t settle for them, and they are often tough to resell when you’ve misplaced just a few items from a set.

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The particulars

  • You field up your LEGOs in any previous field, print a free transport label and ship them on their manner.
  • You can ship any dimension or form of LEGO you need—Duplo, common, it doesn’t matter. They don’t have to be full units and also you don’t must type them, simply dump all of them in a field.
  • You don’t want to wash them—Give Back Box will do this for you. But they do ask that you simply take away any clearly broken bricks you see; they’ll solely be passing on the high-quality items.
  • You can request a tax deduction receipt on your donation.

The Replay program is another step LEGO is taking to scale back its affect on the setting. As reported in Wired, the corporate has a aim of utilizing absolutely sustainable supplies in its merchandise by 2030, beginning final 12 months with some items that had been made out of sugarcane-based polyethylene fairly than oil-based plastic.

Replay’s pilot program will run by way of the spring of 2020, at which level the corporate will think about whether or not to broaden it.


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