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CARLSBERG

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Another sector in the spotlight for the use of plastics from fossil resources is packaging. The Danish beer brand's new Snap Pack utilises a "pioneering technology" to glue its cans together instead of using the plastic ring holders typically found around six-pack beverages, which pose a serious threat to wildlife. Carlsberg is beginning to replace the plastic rings normally used to secure six-pack beers with a sustainable material, thus reducing its residues by up to 76%, will also reduce plastic waste globally by more than 1200 tonnes per year – the equivalent to 60 million plastic bags.

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Food packaging, disposable tablewear

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LEGO

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The large toy company LEGO is preparing to launch a line of toys made from vegetable plastic from sugar cane, in an attempt to reduce the plastic waste produced by the sector each year. The soft, durable and flexible polyethylene plastic, made using ethanol produced from sugar cane, is being used to produce the brand's leaf, bush and tree-shaped elements. These pieces only represent a small part of LEGO's large production, the ultimate goal of the large toy company is to produce all its components using bioplastics by the year 2030. Their first sugar cane toys will appear on the shelves later this year. Other steps taken by Lego to reduce its CO2 emissions include an investment in wind power, to ensure that energy used to make its bricks is balanced by the production of renewable energy.

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Textile products, clothing, sports and toys

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