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Dossier de presse
Un guide pour rendre compte des écobriques et du mouvement de transition plastique.

Vous écrivez sur les écobriques? Nous avons rassemblé ce guide pour éviter les idées fausses sur les écobriques, en utilisant une terminologie généralement acceptée et en attribuant notre contenu pour vous aider dans votre histoire.

La Global Ecobrick Alliance utilise une terminologie qui a été déterminée collectivement par le mouvement mondial des écobriques et établie sur Wikipedia Ecobricks article sur notre site et nos ressources.

Nous encourageons la même utilisation des termes et de l'orthographe par les journalistes, les chercheurs et les écobrickers pour ajouter de la cohérence et de l'élan aux mouvements de transition plastique locaux et mondiaux.

Ci-dessous, nous fournissons un aperçu des termes d'ecobrick, des idées fausses, de nos licences Creative Commons et de nos balises d'attribution requises pour l'utilisation de textes, photos et vidéos.

Terms & Spellings

The generally accepted spelling for key terms.

Ecobrick

"ecobrick" — no space, hyphen or added capitalization is the recongnized spelling. This is the recognized spelling of the ecobrick’s Wikipedia entry and url: wikipedia.org/wiki/ecobricks.

In the past terms such as "bottle brick", "eco brick" and "eco-brick" have been used to refer to a PET bottle packed with plastic. In 2014, plastic transition leaders around the world conferred and agreed that our concept deserved its own full fledged and normalized word. The ecobrick wikipedia page was updated accordingly in 2016.

NOTE: Other brick making technologies borrow the term ecobrick by using a variety of spellings. Corporations such as Nestle have attempted to appropriate 'ecobrick' for their cement block corporate social responsibility programs. However, plastic sequestration in a PET bottle is the recognized wikipedia disambiguation for the non-hyphenated spelling.


Plastic Sequestration

The goal of ecobricking is the sequestration of plastic. This is the official term as defined and recognized on wikipedia.


Ecobricker

Someone who makes an ecobricks or who has committed to ecobricking all their plastic


Ecobricking

The act of sequestering plastic inside an ecobrick.


Misconceptions

Please avoid the common misconceptions about ecobricks.

  • “Ecobricks are made with plastic trash."

    The Global Ecobrick Alliance, approaches plastic from a regenerative and ayyew philosophy. As such we do not refer to plastic as ‘trash’. This is the antithesis of ecobricks which views plastic as a resource. Please avoid associating ecobricks with “waste” or “trash” and rather as "used plastic" or "discarded plastic". See our Ayyew Principle.

  • “Ecobricks are for building schools and homes”

    Although you can build structures with them, 99% of ecobricks are applied in projects that use less than 20 ecobricks at a time (such as seats, furniture, tables, garden beds, etc.). The GEA advocates small and useful applications as a means of empowering a wider section of society. See Ecobrick Applications

  • “Ecobricks are for developing countries and poor people"

    Ecobricks are for anyone who wants to take responsibility for their plastic, and are relevant around the world. Currently, there are more ecobrickers from the UK on our GoBrik app than anywhere else in the world. See GoBrik country stats


  • “Ecobricks are for places where recycling isn’t an option”

    Ecobricks are ideal for places with recycling! In fact, avoiding industrial recycling and incineration is precisely why most ecobrickers ecobirck. Intentionally, ecobricks help keep plastic out of the recycling industry. This prevents the creation of more factories, prevents the emissions of running these factories and prevents fuel burned for exporting and transporting to and from these factories. Keeping plastic out of industry also prevents the inevitable dispersion of the plastic that has been shown to eventually result. See Plastic Sequestration

  • “Ecobricks are a Sustainable Development technology”

    The GEA explicitly differentiates itself from “sustainabity” and “development” paradigms. Instead: Ecobricks are a non-capital, collaboration powered, regenerative technology. See our principles

  • “The GEA is an NGO”

    The Global Ecobrick Alliance is not a company nor an NGO. We distinguish between these two organizational structures and call ourselves are a not-for-profit Earth Enterprise. See About us

Quoting our texts

Guidelines for using snippets from this site.

When using written content from our site our resources please attribute to “The Global Ecobrick Alliance – Ecobricks.org”. ‘Ecobricks.org” is not necessary if a hyperlink is added to the attribution.

For hyper-links, please use: https://ecobricks.org


Photos & Images

Guidelines for using and attritubuting our images.

All the photos and images on ecobricks.org are available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. unless noted otherwise (such as our logos, icons and emblems).

Please attribute to "The Global Ecobrick Alliance - Ecobricks.org"


Galley of Stock Ecobrick Photos

We've assembled a gallery of wide ranging of ecobrick related photos that you can freely use under our CC-A-SA-4.0 license.


Videos

Guidelines for using our video content

All the videos on this site and on our Our Youtube Channel are available for use under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License unless otherwise noted.

Please attribute to "The Global Ecobrick Alliance - Ecobricks.org"


Interviews

Contact our appropriate team to ask questions or arrange an interview.


The GEA in the United Kingdom

uk@ecobricks.org


The GEA in Indonesia

indonesia@ecobricks.org


Direct Media Enquiries

media@ecobricks.org



And... be sure to try it yourself!

The best way to document ecobricks is to try it yourself. We encourage you to save your household plastic for a month, weight it then ecobrick it. Then save and weigh your plastic consumption the next month. Subtracting your second month of consumption from your first, will show your plastic transition progress. Now, that's a good story! 👍



Lean How Make An Ecobrick

See our 10 Steps Guide


how to make an eco brick

Global Ecobrick Alliance

The GEA is dedicated to accelerating plastic transition. We preside over the GoBrik app and the Brikcoin blockchain.

About Us

Plastic Transition

Ecobrick building is a transition technology. Rather than see plastic as ‘waste’ we see it as a building block for our green visions.

Learn More

For-Earth Enterprise

By discolosing our carbon, plastic and biodiversity impacts and by ensuring that they are net-green, the GEA commits to for-Earth Enterprise

About Us

Ecobricks

The GEA advocates ecobricking as a means to sequester plastic.

Plastic Sequestration