So what is an ecobrick exactly? Take our 45 second, five-slide introduction to ecobricks. We'll cover the basics: what ecobricks are, how you can make one, the Earthen example we're following and what you can make with ecobricks once they're ready.
A Low Tech Solution
It's pretty simple. An ecobrick is a plastic bottle densely packed with used plastic to create a reusable building block that achieves plastic sequestration. To make one, all you need is a stick and a bottle.
Ecobricks follow Earth's example. Over the last few billion years, Earth has steadily captured loose carbon to concentrate and sequester it under the earth so that life could thrive. We're doing the same with our loose plastic (which in fact is made from that ancient carbon!) by packing and sequestering it into an ecobrick.
Ecobricks do more than just prevent plastic from polluting the biosphere. Ecobricking also keeps plastic from industrially processing-- which often creates even more problems than it solves. Best of all, ecobricks can put to use locally to build all sorts of great green things!
Ecobricks are put to use in all sorts of ways by the global community. In the Philippines we build food forest play parks with them. In the UK, we build earthen round houses. In Indonesia, we make modular furniture for homes and cafes. Be sure to check out the building sections of our site for ideas.
We're here to help! The Global Ecobrick Alliance is an Earth enterprise that global plastic transition movement by maintaining the philosophical and technological of the movement. We're not at this for profit. Nor are we sponsored by any governments or corporations. We're at this for people and planet.
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When plastic gets loose into the biosphere it contaminates and poisons. When plastic is processed by industry it encourages more plastic to be produced. Ecobricking is a simple, non-capital methodology to keep your plastic safe and secure so that it can be put to good, green use.
Ecobricks turn problematic plastic into reusable blocks. With our ecobricks we can build great and green. From furniture, to gardens, to structures ecobrick outputs embody the principle of spiral design. Your plastic isn't a problem-- its the start of the solution.
Our ecobricking is inspired by the Igorot people of Northen Luzon, where the Global Ecobrick Alliance was founded. Guided by their Ayyew ethos, ecobricking is fundamentally distinct from western concepts of sustainability and zero-waste.
We envision a Transition in our Households, Communities and Enterprises from Plastic to an ever Greener Harmony with Earth's Cycles.
Ecobricks on Wikipedia
Also known as Eco Bricks, Eco-Bricks, Ecolladrillos, briks, bottle bricks and ecobriques the Global Ecobrick Alliance and Wikipedia endorse the spelling 'ecobrick' to refer to the sequestration of plastic in a PET bottle to make a reusable building block.
Our Gobrik App
GoBrik is a web app to serve the local and global plastic transition movement. It is maintained and developed by the Global Ecobrick Alliance. Learn more about our Gobrik project.
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