Ecobrick

Plasticulture and Ecobricks Sample

7 students

Since the very beginning, plastic materials were born as a solution for the substitution of scarce and non-sustainable resource such as tortoise-shell, ivory or animal bones. Since then, plastics have shaped the world bringing safety, hygiene, comfort and well-being to our society.

However, to make the most of these extraordinary materials, challenges related to the end of life of certain products – and particularly plastic packaging – still need to be addressed. As since the 1950s around 8.3 billion tons of plastic have been produced worldwide and only 9% has been recycled.

In this course we will see possibilities of habits change by establishing ambitious targets and initiatives to prevent the leakage of plastics into the environment; increasing the reuse and recycling of plastic packaging waste and contributing to resource efficiency benefits.

Instructor

I am full time Volunteer working with youth and students to engage them with various environmental issues. My major subject is public perception and behavior towards waste management.
Free