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Biobased Chemicals

Mattel’s Mega Bloks go green

by Alexander H. Tullo
February 1, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 5

 

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Credit: Mattel
Some Mega Bloks sets are being made out of sugarcane-derived polyethylene.

Mattel is incorporating biobased resins in its Mega Bloks toy line. Three building sets for preschool-age children will use blocks made from sugarcane-based polyethylene. The company has not said where it will get the resin. The Brazilian chemical firm Braskem has made polyethylene from sugarcane-derived ethanol for a decade and supplies Mattel’s competitor Lego.

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