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A few years ago, LEGO spent over $150 million (1 billion DKK) to establish the LEGO Sustainable Materials Center as part of their commitment to use sustainable materials in their building sets and packaging by 2030. The first fruits of their labor are finally here, as LEGO just announced that a range of sustainable LEGO elements made from plant-based plastics will be arriving in sets later this year. It’s only fitting then that the first pieces made using plant-based plastic sourced from sugarcane will be botanical elements like leaves, bushes and trees. The new pieces are technically identical to the ones produced using conventional plastic, so these new elements won’t feel any different when you’re assembling them or when you accidentally step on one. It’s going to be a while before you can build a full LEGO set using the “repeatedly recyclable” bricks, but the technology and the brand’s commitment to sustainability is impressive.

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[Shop]  Just like the stash boxes that lined your father’s workbench back in the day, these metal vessels are ideal for all sorts of loose necessities. The two cases—the smaller one is nestled inside the larger one—are both made of durable stamped steel and offer simple, attractive storage for EDC gear, loose nuts and bolts, or anything you’d normally toss in your kitchen junk drawer. Each set is made in Italy and comes in a stealth color exclusive to Cool Material. For all the valuable knickknacks strewn around the house or tossed haphazardly on your workbench, these boxes are ready to placate your inner organizational fiend.