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(Al Jazeera)   Lego's billionaire owners are trying to reduce their use of plastic. It's quite the puzzle   (aljazeera.com) divider line
    More: Followup, Investment, Capital accumulation, Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen, Finance, Capital, Lego Group, Value investing, Saving  
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2021-04-20 5:15:24 PM  
It's not like there's much waste at all since even the earliest Lego are still compatible and usable. There's almost never a reason to throw any of it out.
 
2021-04-20 5:29:14 PM  
kinda curious actually if we switch to all EV how are we going to have plastics, keep extracting oil like now just pump back the gas/diesel part into the field instead of water ?
 
2021-04-20 6:04:35 PM  
Could probably make them out of a similar, plastic-like substance.  Henry Ford had a fascination with soybeans and created all kinds of things from them.
 
2021-04-20 6:13:29 PM  
Lego buyback program.  Those things are lethal on bare feet at 2pm on a dark wooden floor.
 
2021-04-20 6:13:49 PM  

bluewave69: kinda curious actually if we switch to all EV how are we going to have plastics, keep extracting oil like now just pump back the gas/diesel part into the field instead of water ?


Most likely. I think in 50 years people will look back quizzically and ask, "You mean you had this incredibly versatile raw material and you literally just lit it on fire? Dumbass."
 
2021-04-20 6:14:20 PM  

bluewave69: kinda curious actually if we switch to all EV how are we going to have plastics, keep extracting oil like now just pump back the gas/diesel part into the field instead of water ?


I have hangers made of corn, supposedly.
 
2021-04-20 8:05:08 PM  

max_pooper: bluewave69: kinda curious actually if we switch to all EV how are we going to have plastics, keep extracting oil like now just pump back the gas/diesel part into the field instead of water ?

Most likely. I think in 50 years people will look back quizzically and ask, "You mean you had this incredibly versatile raw material and you literally just lit it on fire? Dumbass."


I've always wondered why they don't harvest the ethylene from fruit and vegetable storage facilities. I'm pretty sure they just pump that amazing molecule into the air.
 
2021-04-21 1:03:03 AM  

SumoJeb: max_pooper: bluewave69: kinda curious actually if we switch to all EV how are we going to have plastics, keep extracting oil like now just pump back the gas/diesel part into the field instead of water ?

Most likely. I think in 50 years people will look back quizzically and ask, "You mean you had this incredibly versatile raw material and you literally just lit it on fire? Dumbass."

I've always wondered why they don't harvest the ethylene from fruit and vegetable storage facilities. I'm pretty sure they just pump that amazing molecule into the air.


Methane from garbage landfills is already piped into power plants. I don't see why other waste gases couldn't be stored and used. It's a matter of ingenuity and will and funding. Mostly funding.
 
2021-04-21 6:52:33 AM  
Plexiglass may work. Usually not poisonous usually last a long time I can have different colors. Downside if you step on one he'll hurt even more
 
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