Just last year, LEGOLAND Florida Resort introduced brand-new recycling initiatives that made a huge difference in the amount of material the parks and the resort recycle and the energy they save. With the help of its own Waste & Environmental team and Model Citizens, the resort was able to recycle more than 1 million pounds of material. In 2016, the LEGOLAND Florida Resort saved enough energy by recycling cardboard, plastic, steel, and aluminum to power the park’s Heartlake City area for two years!
Here’s a list of just some of the things the LEGOLAND Florida Resort recycled in 2016:
- 215,000 pounds of cardboard;
- 55,000 pounds of paper (that’s 468 trees!);
- 39,000 pounds of steel;
- 25,000 pounds of plastic;
- 4,000 pounds of aluminum;
- 11,000 pounds of car tires;
- 16,000 pounds of LEGO bricks;
- 2,000 pounds of soft LEGO bricks that can be found floating in the Build-a-Raft River.
The resort also saved enough energy to power 21 homes for a whole year! And LEGOLAND's energy saving efforts don’t stop there — 2017 is already off to a great start with a new energy-saving initiative that’s going to “light up” the theme park in a whole new way! Stay tuned here on OTPN to learn more.