We need bags to help transport and organize our daily lives at school, work, and everywhere in between. Like any product, making them requires natural resources - there's no getting around that. But there are ways to consume less while making a positive impact.
Carry Gear Solutions supports the LEGO Group in their Planet Promise to build a cleaner, greener world. In 2016 we introduced recycled PET fabric into the LEGO Bags assortment. Using recycled instead of virgin polyester reduces energy use by 50 percent, water use by 20 percent, and air pollution by 60 percent. Each LEGO Backpack saves about 11 bottles from the landfill.
In 2017, we turned more than 1.5 million post-consumer plastic bottles into bags. In 2018, we'll have saved more than 3 million bottles and counting, with 99 percent of our bags using recycled fabric. Whenever possible, we use eco-friendly, post-consumer recycled materials to build our bags.