Go green so there will be a tomorrow!
In our constant efforts to reduce our carbon footprint, we’d like to inform our clients that we will be collecting EcoBricks and becoming a drop-off point for the public in the Kleinmond/Hangklip Area. Not only are we becoming a drop-off zone for EcoBricks, but we are making them too. As a company, our staff have taken on the initiative of making EcoBricks from our waste at home and work. We will distribute the Eco Bricks to various initiatives and organisations that require them to build the next home or school in South Africa.
What is an EcoBrick?
An EcoBrick is a plastic bottle packed tightly with clean and dry, non-biodegradable waste. These bottles can then be used as building material to create insulative structures and colourful furniture.
How do you make an EcoBrick?
- Collect your clean and dry household waste. We recommend only waste that you cannot recycle (like dogfood bags), but you can EcoBrick anything that is non-biodegradable and dry.
- Twist your waste and insert it into a plastic bottle. Compress it as tightly as you can with a stick.
- Keep doing this – make sure your bottle is “un-squishable”.
- Think your EcoBrick is done? If you can squeeze it by more than 10% with one hand, you should add more waste.
- No longer “squishable”? It’s done!
Making EcoBricks is not about encouraging the production of plastic, but rather a temporary means of protecting the environment while humanity figures out a way to cut plastic out of our lives altogether and you figure out how to cut these items out of your own life.
EcoBricking is simply a case of forming a habit – rather than throwing your wrapper in the bin, just stuff it into a disposable bottle that you keep next to your sink or bin. Many projects have a preferred bottle size preference, so please contact any project you would like to support before you start EcoBricking. But you can always make oddly shaped EcoBricks for personal projects.
This is an easy way to make a small impact.
This is a general information sheet and should not be used or relied on as professional advice. No liability can be accepted for any errors or omissions nor for any loss or damage arising from reliance upon any information herein. Always contact your specialist for specific and detailed advice. (E&OE)