One Cool Thing: Donate Old Lego Pieces Instead of Tossing Them

If you have ever owned legos, you know how many it takes to make anything!  And once you are done with them or lose that one critical lego piece, these beloved plastic toys just collect dust or worse end up in the trash.  But now you can send them back to Lego, which plans to donate them to schools.  Tim Brooks, vice president of environmental responsibility at Lego said, “[w]e get a lot of letters from parents and also kids around, ‘What can I do with my Lego collection now that I finished playing with it?'” A company will collect the bricks at its facility in Alabama, where workers will separate out the broken bricks and machine wash the rest. Imagine all those dusty and sticky legos!

Where do you send them, you ask?  Give Back Box, a logistics company started in an effort to reuse discarded shipping materials is handling the redistribution.

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