Sustainability requires the increased use of renewable resources and a reduced reliance on non-renewable resources and the sustainable use of renewable resources requires that the renewable resources are used at a rate that is less than, or equal to, their rate of natural replenishment.
In an article by John Glenday in the Drum titled ‘Lego unveils sustainable bricks made from sugarcane as brand continues eco overhaul‘ it was noted that:
- ‘Lego is upping the ante on sustainability with a new range of plant-shaped bricks built from sugarcane plastic.’ and
- ‘Commenting on the new range Tim Brooks, vice-president of environmental responsibility said: “At the Lego Group we want to make a positive impact on the world around us and are working hard to make great play products for children using sustainable materials”.’
Congratulations to Lego.
Has your organisation undertaken a review of the products and services used in the provisions of its product and Services with a view to replacing non-renewable resources with renewable? If so, it should. Not only may it provide your organisation with direct cost benefits, it may provide additional organisational benefits, that your organisation can promote and benefit from.