Are you stuffing your ecobricks right?
Maximize your stuffed plastic bottles with these guidelines
Mar 13, 2018
In case you don’t know this environmental movement yet, The Plastic Solution is a two-year-old drive for ecological sustainability that works to minimize, if not eliminate, non-biodegradable waste through production of “ecobricks.”
Ecobricks are repurposed plastic bottles stuffed with non-biodegradable wastes like plastic, straws, sachets, and food wrappers. Cut down hard plastics like egg containers and cutlery can be included as well, as long as they fit in the bottle.
When already packed, ecobricks will be used as alternative fillers in constructing walls and fences for houses, establishments—even garden pots and benches.
If you want to participate in this campaign or if you’re already doing this, here are some donation guidelines you need to take note of. We don’t want our efforts to be wasted, right?
“We are also releasing these guides because we often receive bottles that are only half-stuffed, or sometimes even stuffed with biodegradable materials,” writes The Plastic Solution in their Facebook post.
If the ecobricks aren’t packed to their absolute limit, the people behind the campaign who manage the bricks can’t accept them. A brick’s hollowness may “affect the structural integrity of the build.”
If you wanna learn more tricks about stuffing wastes in the bottles, watch this video:
Already filled a couple of bottles? Drop them at these points:
- All Circle hostels
- Z Hostel
- Lokal Hostel
- MNL Hostel
- Ateneo de Manila University: MVP 307 AESS Org Room
- University of the Philippines Diliman: Haring Ibon Tambayan, AS Basement
- University of the Philippines Diliman: 4F West Wing of Melchor Hall
- Miriam College: Environmental Studies Institute Bldg. Lobby
- University of Santo Tomas: EARTH-UST Org Room, Tan Yan Kee
- PETA Theater
- Beatnik Inc. Room, 208 Llanar Bldg., 77 Xavierville, Quezon City
- Mad Kahuna, Cubao Expo
- Tees and Prints, Quezon City
Header photo courtesy of aquarium.co.za
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