Hasbro, the toy making company who produce Monopoly, have promised to eliminate their plastic packaging by the end of 2022.
Although this is welcome news, some of the toys themselves will continue to be made from plastic. But Hasbro have said that the packaging is the most wasteful part and in doing away with this, they will be making a substantial difference to their environmental impact.
Since 2010, they haven’t used wire ties, which hold toys in place inside packaging, so this next step seems to be the obvious one to make.
Hasbro President and Chief Operating Officer John Frascotti has said about changing the packaging: “We’ll do it in a number of different ways, from redesigning packages, to just taking out the plastic, in some cases replacing it with another material.”