Ecobricking started around 2000 in South America by Andreas Froese a German architect. By 2010 in Northern Philippines there was a development of full guide and principles of eco-bricking. Which by 2014, the guide was distributed around 1,700 schools.
Ecobricking was developed to manage plastic waste. Plastic always has been the greatest threat to the environment. Oceans and lands around the world are polluted by the plastic. Which affects the life of that polluted terrestrial.
Especially the small bits and pieces are hard to pick up or remove from the garbage while disposing of. And in fact, they are hard for recycling makes it even more of a dilemma. So putting it all up in a bottle would clear that trouble.
I have been very familiar with the term eco-bricking. I tried taking the initiative of spreading the word across my friend’s group, asking them to try it. And I had many positive responses.
I took an empty plastic carbonated juice bottle washed and dried it clean.
After two days of complete drying. I collected plastic waste from home every day.
Cleaned and dried them completely. To make sure there is no bacterial development inside the bottle after I close the cap. Since anaerobic bacteria produce gases like methane which can burst open the bottle and is also a greenhouse gas which can cause global warming.
After 4days of cleaning and drying. I cut large plastic pieces into small pieces for fitting in the bottle and fill them inside the bottle. Using a lean long stick and pushed and stuffed the plastic inside for fitting it in without gaps.
When the bottle is filled to the brim close it by making sure there is no space for air to penetrate and the bottle is dry inside. The cap should be tight so that water doesn’t go in when it rains.
You can even use same colour plastic for each bottle to making it look more authentic. And use it in garden decorative walls.
This is a very easy procedure which requires minimum labour and minimum equipment. And you can use the eco-bricks as a decorative item or stack them up to build up a project. It can also be used to stack up furniture.
It is a very effective way to reduce microplastic and toxins which pollute the environment.