What are you supposed to do with old LEGO bricks? Throwing them out isn’t good for the environment, but you might not know of anyone who would want these toys.
Fortunately, LEGO has come up with a solution. It’s called LEGO Replay!
Tim Brooks from LEGO said that “others have asked us for a safe way to dispose of or to donate their bricks. With Replay, they have an easy option that’s both sustainable and socially impactful.”
Old LEGO bricks can be sent to Give Back Box, a charity that recycles used items. This charity sends the LEGO bricks to Teach For America and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
These nonprofit organizations give the donated LEGO toys to classrooms and after-school programs. If the Replay program is successful, it may expand to other countries.
This program is so valuable because LEGO bricks are more than just toys. They can make a powerful impact on a child’s life.
As Susan Asiyanbi, Teach For America’s chief operating and program officer, says, “Learning through play can have a tremendous impact on a child’s cognitive development. But not everyone has access to such resources. LEGO Replay, and the instructional resources they provide educators will help give more students access to this opportunity.”
You can contribute to LEGO Replay by placing old LEGO bricks in a box and sending them off to be used by children who would truly appreciate them. Just think of the difference this could make in a child’s life!